The software game is one of the pure meritocracies left in the business world. There’s no kick about race - its all about the code. If you can churn it out quickly and elegantly, you are in. If not, you are out.
There are all manner of colors in the software biz, and there are a lot of Indian folk who’s skin is just as dark as any African American. The difference is that they work hard and possess the knowledge to succeed.
“Eyes on the prize”, if I may borrow a phrase.