Challenge: Lack of Black Coders In Silicon Valley


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Bloomberg Businessweek Article on Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?
 

From the article:

Pressured by employees and the press, companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforces. One figure stood out: African Americans, about 13 percent of the U.S. population, made up no more than 1 percent of technical employees at Google, Facebook, and other prominent Silicon Valley companies. This was at least partly because of the way companies recruited: From 2001 to 2009, more than 20 percent of all black computer science graduates attended an historically black school, according to federal statistics—yet the Valley wasn't looking for candidates at these institutions.

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Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?
Howard University fights to join the tech boom.

 


 

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