The MetaVerse – Where You Can Embrace and Share Your Culture
William Jackson, M.Ed. Clubhouse @myquesttoteach
Technology is providing increasing opportunties for
people of color and culture to express themselves in a
way never imagined.
People of color for years have been left out, neglected,
disconnected, seen as unprepared and not smart enough
to embrace the changes in fields of technology. Web 2.0
and Web 3.0 is providing new choices to be dynamic
content creators and digital innovators.
People of color can no longer be denied and ignored.
The Metaverse is providing multiple ways for people of
color to share their skills, talents and abilities in digital
environments in The Arts, Medicine, Innovation,
Education and other areas that are beneficial and supportive
to build knowledge, connections, and collaborations. Aditi Baker,
of The Hartford’s Data Science Enablement team has stated that
“the innovation space is growing exponentially.”
People of color are being recognized and respected globally
when connected with technology platforms and tools.
People of color need to take advantage of learning opportunities
that prepare them for the future. The push now is on for getting
people active, engaged in the metaverse, people of color;
Black, Hispanic, Mexican, Haitian, Latino, Asian, Cuban, American
Indian and others have been denied for too long. In the metaverse
they are respected, supported and encouraged to bring their
cultures to life and living.
The Metaverse, Blockchain, NFT’s and other areas have
opened new areas for learning and new opportunties to build
wealth, influence, build personal brands and professional
Gaming are not the only areas for youth, teens and young
adults to learn about. As a STEAM Educator, I’m working to
teach students about skills that build critical thinking, higher
order thinking skills, how to be a digital entrepreneur and
understand the value of digital collaboration.
The changes in the commercialization of Space by SpaceX
and NASA, Blue Origin and others open transformative
doors for career alternatives never before dreamed or
thought of. Even in the exploration of the seas and oceans of
the world can allow people of color to build new directions,
new goals and new journeys.
Augmenting your realities, virtual realities are allowing people
to celebrate the personal experiences and perspectives each
person can bring to the digital table. People of color know they
can help create solutions that work better for youth, teens
and young adults that look like them, think like them and
importantly create like them.
The world of the metaverse does not care what color you
are, what gender you are, your religious preferences,
educational levels, nor what is in your bank account. Here you
can own stuff; ideas, property, Art, digital land and create your
world. Whether you’re just starting out in tech or you have
the experience to lead, you’ll have work that you can create
that challenges you to be creative and innovative. Building
your creativity and innovative skills will drive your success to
build your community and support others
that are around you in your community.
There are potential collaborations, cooperation’s, and
changers that include risk-taking and networking. The metaverse
will require you to be part of diverse communities. Your community
that looks like you, that talks like you, that acts like you and is
willing to grow and is passionate like you to provide services,
resources, education and building lives to be
better and to grow.
“Always have conversations – you never know what a dialogue might
spark. A simple coffee chat with someone might inspire a drastic
change in your career choice for the future,” Aditi says. Careers are
not all about higher education, they are not all about college degrees
and choices of major and minor degrees. There is creativity and
As a STEAM Educator and involved in technology on multiple levels
in elementary, middle school and higher education I tell my
students don’t be afraid to take a risk, learn as much as you can,
make sure your collaborating and don’t wait for the right opportunity
to come to you. Be creative, be innovative and go after your dreams.
Now is the time for people of color and culture to drive to their
dreams of new purposes and influences for them. There are rooms,
places of safety, acceptance, encouragement, potential and purpose
for everyone. Silicon Valley is not the only place where smart people
are, where new tech is being developed and where people of color
are promoted, mentored and encouraged and inspired for success.
The Metaverse is calling people of color and culture to show your
innovation and creativity.
Check out places online like
The Black Metaverse on Clubhouse
“Augmenting Your Reality Through the Metaverse,”
Education Conference with William and Aida Jackson
Educ8 Community “Room Share Thoughts and Ideas”
The Black Metaverse