Coinbase and Clubhouse aside, Ethel’s Club founder wants to take us ‘Somewhere Good’

Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly digest about diversity, inclusion and the human labor that powers tech.

This week, we’re looking at a number of topics because a lot went down. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took a controversial stance on social, Clubhouse found itself under scrutiny again, but this time around anti-Semitism and a new site launched that sheds light on some of the negative experiences of underrepresented people in tech. Meanwhile, the founder from Ethel’s Club unveiled Somewhere Good, which aims to provide a safe social platform for people of color. The timing couldn’t be better.

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Coinbase CEO’s stance on societal issues stirs up controversy 

Over the weekend, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the company does not engage on border societal issues

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Clubhouse users are angry after anti-Semitism chat on Yom Kippur

  • A chatroom on Clubhouse exploded into an anti-Semitic tirade on Monday night, several people in the room told Business Insider.
  • Some participants in the invite-only chatroom repeated tropes about Jewish people and argued that Black people could not trust Jewish people because they participate in the economic system of their oppressors, capitalism.
  • The conversation’s timing was especially difficult for members of the Jewish community celebrating Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A number of people on Clubhouse, the audio-only chat app used by tech founders and investors, took to Twitter to express their anger after a chatroom conversation erupted with anti-Semitic points of view on Monday evening.

Monday was also Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

Hundreds of people tuned into a chatroom, which was named “Anti-Semitism and Black Culture,” on Monday night as a

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