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Stereotypes, Unconscious Biases And Minorities In The Tech Industry04:10
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Erica Baker is a site reliability engineer at Google. (LinkedIn)
Erica Baker is a site reliability engineer at Google. (LinkedIn)

This week Apple unveiled a new set of emoji with five different skin tones, after complaints that the old emoji weren't racially diverse. But many people think that the entire technology industry needs to become more diverse.

Erica Baker is a site reliability engineer at Google, and as an African-American woman, she's a rarity in the company and in her field.

She spoke with Here & Now's Robin Young about her experiences working in tech all over the country.

"I was covering a meeting and someone just assumed that I was security," she said. "Our security team has a very specific uniform that they wear and I was not wearing that uniform, but that person thought I was security anyway. Not sure why, but I can take a guess."

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This segment aired on February 27, 2015.

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