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Silicon Valley's 'bro culture' locks out many minorities
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2014 | Joe Garofoli

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: mathematics
white-male-dominated "bro culture,"


But white males are a minority in California.

1 posted on 02/07/2014 7:39:05 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower
Oh their are plenty of minorities in Silicon Valley, they just happen to be Indian and Asian, in fact I would guess they probably out number whites. But of course “minority” in PC speak only means blacks, and if black can't figure out why that they are underrepresented in Silicon Valley...they might want to take a look at their cultural attitudes toward education compared to other races.
2 posted on 02/07/2014 7:43:46 AM PST by apillar
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To: artichokegrower

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.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 7:43:49 AM PST by Tulane
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To: artichokegrower
From the article:

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.

4 posted on 02/07/2014 7:45:28 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: artichokegrower

But first you have to graduate from high school....bummer.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 7:45:50 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: artichokegrower

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.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 7:45:51 AM PST by circlecity
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To: artichokegrower

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.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 7:46:47 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: txrefugee

First, pull your pants up and discard the white tee shirt...


8 posted on 02/07/2014 7:47:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: artichokegrower

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?


9 posted on 02/07/2014 7:52:19 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: artichokegrower

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.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 7:53:16 AM PST by Zathras
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To: artichokegrower
In a 2009-2010 study, blacks accounted for 4.2% of computer science/computer engineering bachelors degrees, 1.9% of CS/CE master's degrees, and 1.3% of PhDs in the field.

That might have a little bit to do with it.

11 posted on 02/07/2014 7:59:49 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: artichokegrower
The Silicon Valley touts itself as a meritocracy where people climb the economic ladder based on the power of their ideas.

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.

12 posted on 02/07/2014 8:00:55 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: PapaBear3625

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?


13 posted on 02/07/2014 8:03:43 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: circlecity

How ‘privileged” of you.
Some people don’t have basements!


14 posted on 02/07/2014 8:05:21 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: artichokegrower

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?


15 posted on 02/07/2014 8:07:02 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: artichokegrower

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.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 8:21:27 AM PST by CA_soon_gone
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To: artichokegrower

White males couldn’t get anywhere in the Detroit civil service.

When is that crime against humanity going to be righted through reparations?


17 posted on 02/07/2014 8:26:32 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: artichokegrower

Yo. Math be “acting white. “


18 posted on 02/07/2014 8:35:16 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: artichokegrower

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 ?


19 posted on 02/07/2014 8:41:00 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: apillar; Zathras

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.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 8:52:30 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: apillar

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”.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 9:03:49 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: PapaBear3625

blacks accounted for 4.2% of computer science/computer engineering bachelors degrees


And they have ZERO problem finding jobs, because companies are truly eager to improve their diversity (at least the larger ones that can afford not to hire the best for every job.)

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.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 9:18:29 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: artichokegrower

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).


23 posted on 02/07/2014 9:27:58 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is it really racist that there are some fields in which white men are found in bigger proportions?

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.

24 posted on 02/07/2014 9:33:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

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.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 9:49:44 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Interesting.

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.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 10:41:30 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

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.


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.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 11:09:53 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: artichokegrower

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
EARN IT.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 3:45:34 PM PST by nvscanman
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