Skip to comments.Silicon Valley's 'bro culture' locks out many minorities
Posted on 02/07/2014 7:39:05 AM PST by artichokegrower
The Silicon Valley touts itself as a meritocracy where people climb the economic ladder based on the power of their ideas. But many people of color can't even find that ladder, let alone climb it.
They're not part of the valley's white-male-dominated "bro culture," advocates say, and aren't connected to the social and educational networks where companies recruit talent.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
But white males are a minority in California.
The best part of this mindset is that those supposed “bros” in silicon valley are as liberal as the day is long...
The Democrats will tolerate white males until they don’’t need their votes anymore— a day that is quickly approaching.
Aside from all the moral and ethical reasons for diversifying their workforce, "there are competitive reasons, too," Sanchez said. "Some of the most disruptive technologies are created by people who are living on the margins."
Those startups include companies like Regalii, co-founded by a Dominican Republican native now living in the U.S., which tries to make it easier for immigrants to send money back to relatives in their home countries - an industry long dominated by companies like Western Union.
Wow ... there's your "killer app" for sure.
Maybe it has nothing to do with "racism" or "bro culture" (huh???) and everything to do with competence ... or lack thereof.
Fifty percent of the population is below average.
But first you have to graduate from high school....bummer.
Nonsense. I don’t care what culture you come from, if you make a name for yourself by writing innovative computer code (something anyone can do in their basement) Silicon Valley has a place for you.
The ABA touts itself as a meritocracy where people climb the economic ladder based on the power of their talent. But many white boys can’t even find that ladder, let alone climb it. They’re not part of the ABA’s drug and crime “bro culture,” advocates say, and aren’t connected to the drugs and pimps where the ABA recruits criminals - er - talent.
Now, with those small changes, howz your sleazy little article look, Pelosi Chronicle?
The fact is that a talented programmer that lived in a slime jar from Mars would be hired by Apple or Google immediately.
And I can think of no faster way to ruin these companies than to let undereducated MSM and political critters try and tell them who to hire.
First, pull your pants up and discard the white tee shirt...
Well, gee, maybe they need to pull their pants up over their underwear and stop looking at getting a real education as going white. Ya think?
I worked in SV for 15 years and was NEVER part of a majority.
When I first moved there, the funniest thing I ever saw was at a donut shop watching an Indian and Taiwan man arguing about the price of donuts.
I knew I had landed on a different planet.
That might have a little bit to do with it.
In a meritocracy people with low intelligence, poor aptitude, and bad attitudes won't make it. Some groups of people have those attributes in abundance. See my tag line.
Interesting stats. But the question for liberals would be, is it racist that blacks get so few degrees in these fields???
The same lament comes up about women being under-represented in certain fields. The hard sciences, executives of Fortune 500 companies, partners in law firms — these are a few areas in which feminist types complain that women do not attain high positions. And there too the question would be, is it due to illegal discrimination that certain types of people get shut out of certain positions?
How ‘privileged” of you.
Some people don’t have basements!
The demographics are in place, so that in about 20 years, whites will be a minority in America.
White men specifically are already a minority in many places, as noted here.
Is it really racist that there are some fields in which white men are found in bigger proportions?
Is is racist that most of the NBA players are black?
Is it sexist that most nurses are women?
Liberals tend to look at these situations and find discrimination. My thought is that after decades of affirmative action programs, and non-discrimination laws, is discrimination really still happening?
I worked in the Valley for 24 years. When we left in 2000 my son was in 1st grade. There were 17 kids in his class, only two were white.
White males couldn’t get anywhere in the Detroit civil service.
When is that crime against humanity going to be righted through reparations?
Yo. Math be “acting white. “
My attention to detail, competence, and strong work ethic keeps me employed here(so far), not my skin color, cronyism or nepotism . . . Speaking well also helps . .
Then again,, maybe I am that ‘token white person’ in the group here ?
Yes. Yes also to Zathras’ 10.
These companies are full of “minorities” at all levels.
These articles are written for an audience who do not know the reality or demographics.
The author is well aware he, at best, being intellectually dishonest.
Wholeheartedly agree, I have done work in many tech companies and research facilities and there has always been a very large proportion of Indians, Pakistanis and Asians at all levels of the facilities. They are definitely cherry picking “minorities”.
blacks accounted for 4.2% of computer science/computer engineering bachelors degrees
Those black geeks also have the advantage that they don’t have student loans to pay off, since they probably got a free ride at a good school, given that they were the rare smart tech-oriented black that the admit committees are salivating over.
It’s too bad that in order to make it in Silicon Valley, one has to act “white”, otherwise there would be all sorts of “diversity” (as if there isn’t already now with the East and South Asians).
Is it racist that most of the NBA players are black?
In the latter case, the situation is accepted for two reasons - because the minority are overrepresented and the distinction is based on physical ability.
The former case is "unacceptable" to the left because the minority is underrepresented, and the discriminating factor is more intellectual in nature.
Maybe Bay Area African Americans should focus less on being offended by what a local high school serves for lunch during Black History month and more on uncontrolled immigration and H1-B visas that are shutting them out of the work place.
I attended my son’s inter collegiate programming competition last spring - he was one of the top 10 finishers. Competition was open to all comers from every corner of the globe. Funny, I didn’t see any blacks or Hispanics, only Whites and Asians.
My son took 2nd overall and 1st in most innovative. He said the next week he got calls from major companies wanting to meet with him for lunch - and, he was “only” a 19-year old freshman in college.
There IS a place for talent, always, and it knows no color/race/religion/ethnicity.
Those black geeks also have the advantage that they dont have student loans to pay off, since they probably got a free ride at a good school, given that they were the rare smart tech-oriented black that the admit committees are salivating over.
Just a minor irritating thing I want to say here. In my last job we used to have the saying that the ideal employee as far as the company was concerned was a Woman/minority/veteran/handicapped with management potential. It was funny at first but as the years went by it became more and more not-funny as I saw first hand the efforts to hire such people just to fill out the quota forms.
Just another liberal progtard moron writing in a commie rag how “the man” needs to give the poor oppressed Negro a
high titled job with a fat paycheck and to not have the
audacity to actually expect the lump of useless flesh to