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Don't think of it as "We have a diversity problem," instead think of it as "We have an inclusion problem."
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Matias, the problem starts already in childhood. Look at boys and girl toys. Go into a clothing shop for kids and look at the printed messages on kids shirts – compare boys/girls. Start asking yourself as a parent, uncle, brother – how can I be more inclusive, treat woman equally.
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An nice article on all the great options for prototyping (with nice timing)!
I recreated the IF by IFTTT user onboarding in five different high-fidelity prototyping tools to get an idea of the differences between them: Proto.io, Pixate, Framer, Facebook’s Origami and RelativeWave’s Form. See how these five recreations behave compared to the real thing: Updated 22 July 2015. It just had to happen the day after 😡 I publish this blog post: Pixate gets acquired by Google, making their desktop apps free and...
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We’re thrilled to announce that Pixate has joined Google! Pixate adds to our ongoing effort to develop new design and prototyping tools, including Form 1.3. Explore the latest features of both products by following the link below, and check out our roundtable conversation http://g.co/design/tooling-up with +Matias Duarte, VP Design at Google, and the the founders of Pixate and Form.
Discover the latest features and start designing native prototypes on your device.
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"... the phrase “white privilege” kind of sounds like, “You are a racist and there’s nothing you can do about it because you were born that way.”

And if this were what “white privilege” meant—*which it is not*—defensiveness and frustration would be the appropriate response. [...] It’s not saying, “You’re a bad person because you’re white.” It’s saying, “The system is skewed in ways that you maybe haven’t realized or had to think about precisely because it’s skewed in YOUR favor.”
-Jdowsett

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The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive. (Especially t...
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+Matias Duarte​, thanks for sharing this article. Definitely a complex issue. My opinion based on everything I have learned through experience or read somewhere: this privilege, often invisible set of "tools" or advantages have been around for people who are "melanin-challenged" since the European Age of Exploration. A consequence of European exploration was the colonization and subsequent exploitation of many regions throughout the world, each region with varying degrees. The Americas, which is the region most relevant to me and other Mestizos or mixed people, provides many examples of the lasting impact of European colonization on people with more melanin. The concept of privilege as is being discussed here is alive and well across Latin American countries. The advantages afforded to people with less melanin are evident by the fact that more often than not the rich tend to be light skinned, the majority of those in positions also tend to be lighter in color. I find it interesting to see the reactions of light skinned well to do Mexicans on vacation when lighter skinned Americans don't afford them the same privilege that they enjoy at home. Why does privilege exist for some but not for others, I would say it is access to institutions, knowledge and education. The colonized suffered from lack of access to these and as a result their descendants have been playing catch up often times having to fight for these fundamental rights. It's changing but very slowly. Hard to undo 500+ years of systematic disadvantages in 40-50 years. I have hope y "la esperanza muere al último" 
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I'm incredibly proud of Google for this stance. Through my close work with them in the recent past, I have some insights into how complicated (and in many cases, emotionally exhausting) it is to figure out how to best draw the lines in such areas. To call it difficult would be a vast understatement, but the folks at Google who work on this are incredibly dedicated to doing the right thing.
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Thanks Mathias. 
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+Jason Telford, the common-law marriage statutes are/were actually derived from English rule of law. The only state that had never mentioned them is Louisiana & that's because it was based on French, not English, rule!
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Form 1.3 is here! g.co/design/get-form with added features like:

#materialdesign patches that let you prototype with the latest material design components, touch ripples, and more.

The ability to run designs natively on the device at 60 FPS—no more web views or streaming images.

Form Viewer can now open and share documents directly from the app. No laptop needed. Sharing and opening prototypes from the device.

Ability to build custom components, pull in live data, and prototype in new ways with an Objective-C SDK.
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+Franco Rossel Oh come ooon. Everybody knows these teams don't exist. They're just minions taking orders from Duarte >=D

But seriously though, just wondering if the design leader in the company agrees with these decisions. I mean, I can see the thing about Keep - and not every element is supposed to be used in every app. But the Youtube update just baffles me to no end.
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"If Apple Music was a Cheesecake Factory menu, Google Music is the board at In N Out: your choices are slim and to the point."
-Emily Yoshida

Congrats to the Google Play Music team!
The biggest ongoing problem in my technological life is when, where, and how to easily listen to music. There are two reasons why this is a problem: 1) music is a vital part of my life — I need a...
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"Racism is not slavery. As President Obama said, it’s not avoiding the use of the word Nigger. Racism is not white water fountains and the back of the bus. Martin Luther King did not end racism. Racism is a cop severing the spine of an innocent man. It is a 12 year old child being shot for playing with a toy gun in a state where it is legal to openly carry firearms."
- John Metta
Why I don’t talk about race with White people
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"I'm simply not the type to go with the flow and accept the view offered to me. I am not saying it doesn't exist, I'm not saying it does."
Of course that's what you're saying. And you are the type to go with the flow. Your opinion isn't unique, if it were there wouldn't be a problem. Yours is the same opinion held by most whites who fail to see the privilege they were born with. If you were interested in entertaining both opinions, why are you so intent on blaming blacks for the position they find themselves in? 

"My point here is that there is something different about the cultures. If one is statistically committing more crimes then the other. People are chalking it up to "The system is against them" but the laws are the same for both."
The laws are the same, but the application of the law is not, nor is the attitudes of those who hold the most power. The way you're using "different" here is a cowards way of saying "inferior". You can claim you're not, but not when you make comments like this:

"Black culture (again way tooo general) doesn't teach good morals."

At the very least, you believe that blacks are morally inferior to whites. But I suspect that's just scratching the surface.
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Well said, and applicable to all faiths and groups! 
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Thanks for playing politely in this thread! I appreciate the impassioned disagreements and debate that (mostly) avoided personal attacks, insults, vulgarity, etc. We had some broad generalizations and demonizations of groups of people, for which I apologize, but I decided that letting those viewpoints stand in context was a stronger critique of them than the damage they did. I think we've hit a point where the exchange is saturated however, so comments are now closed to avoid annoying necro-notifications in the future.

For the record I think that Muslims comprise a broad and diverse group of individuals and many different ideologies and viewpoints. There are as many different types of Muslims - Conservative, Liberal, Radicals, Agnostics - as much as there are many types of Christians, or Atheists.

The call for Muslims by Muslism to celebrate the decision on same sex marriage in the US as a victory for the protection of diversity - despite perhaps their personal beliefs - is humbling and inspiring. I'm not a muslim, but I can hope that the groups that I identify with have equally brave proponents who can speak out in support of our shared audacious national experiement which protects us all despite our differences.

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+Faris Imadi Fuck you, Habib.
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Another day, another great #materialdesign refresh article!
Todoist for Android gets a beautifully colorful Material design makeover that includes amazing new features that make it easier than ever to be productive.
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+Maksym Motornyy I think hangouts was first.
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