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The Plug humanizes Black people’s engagement in technology related markets and industries one investigative narrative at a time. Our work moves beyond popular deficit narratives to show the substantive ways that Black people are affected by and engaged with the innovation economy, including analyses of modern technologies, how and by whom they are developed, and the structures and cultures of related ecosystems.

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  • The Plug found, out of the 190+ companies making statements about racial justice, less than 45% have published diversity reports and audits.
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