Monday, January 25, 2016

Silicon Valley not hiring a proportionately appropriate number of African American programmers

Bloomberg Businessweek and the New York Times have an important story by Vauhini Vara, “Why Silicon Valley Doesn’t Hire Black Coders?
The article discusses a particular student at Howard University in Washington DC (very near the newly popular U-Street area with the Town and 930 Clubs) and the fact that a disproportionate number of African American college graduates came from traditionally black colleges.  The argument seems a little weak:  some formerly black colleges are now national institutions (like Emory in Atlanta, now a leader in medicine able to treat Ebola patients) and all major big name private and state schools seem to recruit minority students.

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