Skip to comments.Has Jim Crow Moved To Silicon Valley? Racism In The Tech World (Barf Alert)
Posted on 03/16/2012 11:50:05 AM PDT by lbryce
Racial segregation is no longer staring us down on the streets of Birmingham and Jackson. But has it positioned itself in a most unlikely locale: Silicon Valley.
Related:We Must Draw More Blacks to Tech
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Minorities are still largely absent from opinion pages, senior roles and staff jobs in the MSM also.
Maybe the media should look at the tree in their eye before judging the speck in other industries eyes.
I am going to vomit.
Where was the vomit alert.
I was just thinking about this the other day. I’ve never met a black programmer/coder/systems admin or similar.
What about the lack of White NBA basketball players?
HR will go out of their way to make sure a black applicant for a programming position gets hired.
So if some one wants a job in the computer technical field it is obvious that that is one place to go with a better than average chance of landing a job for some one with the skills.
The obvious question should not be are the firms in question racist it should be why are blacks not seeking jobs in the Technical fields? Perhaps they simply do not want that kind of job.
I know a black that got a degree in computer engineering who eventually became a reactor operator for an electric utility. He decided he did not want to do the computer thing.
See comment #1
Just about every university would welcome an even half-qualified black student. In fact, as Dr. Sowell pointed out, they often accept black students who were not qualified for the college who then fail instead of properly matching their skills with their universities (don't take someone who would be in the middle of his class at a decent state university and expect him to prosper at MIT or Harvard).
I was thinking, if I had an opportunity to mentor a black youth, I’d recommend computer science! The world would be your oyster, it seems to me.
My son has a CS major at this point, poor guy is white though, so, I guess the oyster won’t be his.
Larger companies? Sure, they want quality too, but they also have on eye on statistics. In my experience, large companies are desperately hungry to hire minority engineers. You do not need to be good. They will hire you. Minority female?? My God! Offers will flood your inbox!
Racism? In the tech world? Only really stupid people think that such a thing exists.
Apple alone is now worth $500 billion
there’s a lot of money there to pay for reparations!
There were no blacks - none - in my upper level Computer Science and Math classes.
I met two black programmers in my years of working in the industry.
Why don’t black people take math and programming classes? Obama’s half-brother has a PHD in physics, but he’s the exception that proves the rule.
Uh, you’re playing into their hands taking their claim as true.
There is a HUGE cohort of dark-skinned industry leaders in Silicon Valley. They’re called Indians.
How Indians Conquered Silicon Valley
Here’s an extract from the piece
The proportion of Indian-founded startups in Silicon Valley startups had increased from 7% to 15.5%, even though Indians make up just 6% of the Valleys working population.
Indian immigrants were standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the worlds most innovative tech workers, and were matching them in entrepreneurship The Indian networking organizations learned the rules of engagement of Silicon Valley and mastered these. For a while, these were the most vibrant and active professional associations in the region.
Why were Indians so successful?
The first few who cracked the glass ceiling had open discussions about the hurdles they had faced.
They agreed that the key to uplifting their community, and fostering more entrepreneurship in general, was to teach and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs.
They formed networking organizations to teach others about starting businesses, and to bring people together.
These organizations helped to mobilize the information, knowhow, skill, and capital needed to start technology companies. Even the newer associations had several hundred members each, and the more established associations had more than a thousand members.
The first generation of successful entrepreneurspeople like Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla—served as visible, vocal, role models and mentors. They also provided seed funding to members of their community.
I'm in a small start-up and the four founders are; one - a Chinese-American with a dual PhD from Northwestern and Stanford, two - an Indian with a Stanford PhD in Digital Signal Processors and the two of us have either CS or EE degrees.
This is not an area for social engineering. With us, results count. You not give a mulligan. We tried the social thing in the 80’s and that ended up sending almost all of our semiconductor EDA and process technology to Japan, Taiwan and China. Politicans gave our technology away in exchange for campaign contributions.
the tech sector isn’t like journalism or general media. members of the tech sector either know what they are doing, or get fired / washed out.
does this mean blacks can’t compete? of course they can.... if they can. all groups have the same hurdle.
hours in a classroom will NOT make you better in the tech sector. hours OUTSIDE the classroom doing self directed study / development does.
if sili valley is forced to implement quotas, you’ll just see more offshore jobs pop up.
WHAT A LOAD OF BULL CHIPS!
I went into tech just because it WAS fair! Math don't lie and isn't subjective. This type of claim is very very very racist, and portrays black people as unable to make it.
BTW, I won't go to Silicon Valley because I don't want to get "into" the California culture, I don't care how pretty it is out there.