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Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valleyís lack of diversity
The Washington Times - AP ^ | March 18, 2014 | Martha Mendoza & Jesse Washington

Posted on 03/18/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT by jazusamo

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.

Jackson’s strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation. Now he is bringing it to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; cultureofcorruption; diversity; extortion; hewlettpackard; jessejackson; racehustler; shakedown; shakedownracket; siliconvalley; thug
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Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity

Title should have been:

Jesse Jackson to shake down Silicon Valley's lack of his version of diversity.

1 posted on 03/18/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Silicon Valley has tons of Asians and Indians. They’re “minorities,” aren’t they?

Mr. Jackson might take a look at the lack of math skills in the minority he champions.

I wonder what Jesse Jackson Jr.’s SAT scores were? Of course, we’ll never know.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 4:25:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: jazusamo

Could it be it’s because blacks don’t bother to complete their education?

Maybe Jackson is on to something... He only needs to focus.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 4:26:06 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: jazusamo

How many top programmers, engineers, geneticists, MBAs and patent attorneys does South Side of Chicago produce? I’m thinking a few, but not many. Jesse needs to look to cleaning up his side of the street. More black kids doing more homework in harder subjects. Maybe if he tried that we actually would achieve his version of “diversity.”


4 posted on 03/18/2014 4:26:23 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: martin_fierro

Right up your alley ping!


5 posted on 03/18/2014 4:26:35 PM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: jazusamo

His bank account must be getting low.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 4:26:55 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: jazusamo

Blacks, Latinos are either being discriminated or they don’t have sufficient numbers of qualified applicants.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 4:27:24 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: jazusamo
Jackson’s strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation.

Wrong. He prods them into donating to his organization.

8 posted on 03/18/2014 4:28:04 PM PDT by aimhigh ( Self defense - a human right.)
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To: jazusamo

If this shakedown artist was truly concerned about diversity, he’d go after the NBA and the NFL.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 4:28:35 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: jazusamo
Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.

Cool.

Will Incomprehensible One provide his own translator? 'Cause I don't think anyone understands a word he says.

10 posted on 03/18/2014 4:28:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

It’s been a few years now, guess ol’ Jesse’s due for another shakedown..........


11 posted on 03/18/2014 4:29:34 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: doc1019
His bank account must be getting low.

My exact thought when reading this. :)

12 posted on 03/18/2014 4:30:14 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

When I was in the US Army “affirmative action” was an emerging factor, but my boss (a warrant officer) said he was happy to hire a black, but they had to be qualified by test scores and training.

He had not found one yet.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 4:30:17 PM PDT by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: jazusamo
This is insane. Silicon Valley types might spew the liberal dogma, but when it comes to hiring they'll hire and fund whomever has the most potential to bring them profit. These tech companies aren't going to hire or not hire anyone because of race.

If there are blacks with great ideas out there who can't get funding (doubtful) why don't they go to rich, successful blacks and plead their case?

14 posted on 03/18/2014 4:30:28 PM PDT by grania
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To: usconservative

15 posted on 03/18/2014 4:30:46 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: jazusamo

I worked for several high tech companies. We didn’t hire uneducated victims. The Jesse faction has done nothing but keep these people on the plantation and only marginally employable. Look in the mirror Jesse. That’s where the problem is.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 4:30:55 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: aimhigh
Anyone who has been responsible for hiring in this valley knows just how utterly ridiculous this statement is.

I was told to make a priority of finding and, if at all possible, hiring any black candidate who applied for positions I had available.

17 posted on 03/18/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

That area of the US is very diverse.

http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2014/03/18/man-convicted-of-biting-parents-over-cat-visit/


18 posted on 03/18/2014 4:31:26 PM PDT by Bogie
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To: jazusamo

He’s an extortionist.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 4:34:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jazusamo

Mr. Jak-Sun will find out rapidly that Asians and Indians have no regrets over discriminating against Africans and Latin Americans.

They play for keeps when it comes to their own people as anyone who’s ever tried to get hired in the more mind numbing groups at Intel, AMD, HP, etc.

And it ain’t like Oakland is all that far away. Physically at least. Mentally....light years


20 posted on 03/18/2014 4:35:01 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: trisham

No doubt about it.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 4:35:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring,

Hiring them, Jesse, to do...what?

22 posted on 03/18/2014 4:36:43 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Steely Tom

“Silicon Valley has tons of Asians and Indians. They’re “minorities,” aren’t they?”

You’d think, now wouldn’t you?

Especially since tech companies LOVE to abuse the H1B visa program in order to insource cheap labor that they can’t conveniently outsource.

Silicon Valley isn’t racist - they’d love to pay you minimum wage or less to work regardless of your race.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 4:37:21 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: jazusamo

All companies that support the politics, should adopt the quotas.

California is almost 50% Hispanic and black, yet that isn’t reflected in Silicon Valley management, ownership, board members, and tech experts, design, etc.

This percentage should be implemented immediately. I already own all the tech that I will need for a few years, so they should go full speed ahead to end their racism.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 4:37:43 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: jazusamo

Black Hope White Hope by John Pekkanen


25 posted on 03/18/2014 4:38:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: jameslalor

Some can only figure to the last penny on the monthly SNAP!


26 posted on 03/18/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: jazusamo

Rich liberal elite white man shakedown... Jackson will need a wheel barrel to haul the cash away...


27 posted on 03/18/2014 4:40:39 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fighter pilot manoeuvers"? One of the Saudi’s we trained in Texas years ago?)
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To: Iron Munro

That says it all about Jackson, I’ve read that before and believe it.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 4:41:58 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Not enough homies designing VLSI logic.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Steely Tom
Mr. Jackson might take a look at the lack of math skills in the minority he champions.

LOL - good one Steely.

Two years ago your comment would have been considered racist. Today it's considered 'the truth'. We've come a long way...

30 posted on 03/18/2014 4:43:11 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fighter pilot manoeuvers"? One of the Saudi’s we trained in Texas years ago?)
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To: jazusamo
Maybe someone should give him a copy of that infamous book "The Bell Curve" or whatever it was that caused the UCLA prof so much grief for writing what was fairly obvious.

I knew a few very smart blacks during my decades in engineering, but they were a very few. That bell curve does have an upper bound after all.

31 posted on 03/18/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: jazusamo

Je$$e’$ right. There is no diversity in Silicon Valley. No Conservatives.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 4:44:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GOPJ

Sadly, you’re probably right. It’d be nice if they’d tell him to take a hike.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 4:46:12 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

rev. jesse,

Thanks for pointing this out. Why do blacks fail so much in this area?


34 posted on 03/18/2014 4:46:34 PM PDT by boycott
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To: jazusamo

SillyCon valley hires based on ability. The workforce is heavily minority. If one minority is not well represented, perhaps Jesse could better spend his time encouraging its kids to complete math Science computers and engineering courses ( instead, or along with, sports games and certainly instead of “ ethnic studies” and “ community organizing” krap.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity

So we must assume that he will he be going around the country telling young blacks to develop self-discipline, avoid gangs and drugs, set goals, stay in school and study hard; He will add that when they reach the higher grades, they should seek out courses in math and the sciences. And he will emphasize that such a course of action is not "acting white" but the road to a sucessful career in the computer industry and the best way to racially integrate Silicon Valley.

Don't hold your breath.

36 posted on 03/18/2014 4:47:09 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: jazusamo

I once worked for a federal contractor. They’d advertise jobs that required a doctorate in some biomedical research area, and they’d be inundated with résumés from Asian and Indian researchers but never hired anybody. They were looking for a black or Hispanic applicant, preferably female, so that this would make them look better in the contracting process. Unfortunately not many blacks or Hispanics tend to go for a PhD in biotech fields. There are a few, but those guys are in high demand and they know it, so they can command a higher salary. The fact is that not too many white women have doctorates in these areas either.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 4:47:19 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: rickomatic
Yeah, that NBA is racist... not much ‘diversity’ there...

Maybe the Southern Poverty Law Center can check into it and see if they're a bunch of haters. (If the NBA gives big bucks to FreeRepublic we'll forgive them and call off the SPLC dogs...)

38 posted on 03/18/2014 4:48:08 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fighter pilot manoeuvers"? One of the Saudi’s we trained in Texas years ago?)
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To: Steely Tom

So he wants them to hire coders who don’t know what they’re doing?

Yeah...that’s a plan. He ought to have his buddy zero use those people for the Obamacare website.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: jazusamo

The silicon valley must be ordered to supply innovative brilliance to those that lack it. That’ll do the trick.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 4:49:30 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: jazusamo
Microchips designed and built by Affirmative Action hires.
What could possibly go wrong?

Airplanes disappearing out of the skies!?!

41 posted on 03/18/2014 4:51:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: doc1019
His bank account must be getting low.

That is what I was thinking. I do remember, some years ago, seeing on TV, a bold CEO asked JJ where he got his money, and JJ kind of slithered off, like the snake he is.

42 posted on 03/18/2014 4:51:37 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: jazusamo

Buy him a ticket on “Air Malaysia” and jet his butt out of there.


43 posted on 03/18/2014 4:52:14 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: doorgunner69

I know smart blacks - one is my boss and one is the boss of our entire department in a Fortune 500 company.

Black are 13% of us - last I knew - so maybe they can achieve that representation in SV ...IF they would study and work for it.

Jessie Jackson should go pound sand.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 4:52:34 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: jazusamo

We are all so painfully reminded on a daily basis that “ elections have consequences”. So do electives. Students who elect engineering and science usual get jobs a lot faster than those electing ethnic studies and community organizing. It’s pretty much all up to the individual whether to become employable or not. So far I haven’t seen much that Jesse does to help young people elect the right choices.


45 posted on 03/18/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: doc1019

Exactly. This is how he does his shakedown in the movie industry and then have black actors ad actress contribute to his rainbow coalition. What a scam!


46 posted on 03/18/2014 4:56:55 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: faithhopecharity
So far I haven’t seen much that Jesse does to help young people elect the right choices.

Yea but he keepin' it real.

47 posted on 03/18/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: jazusamo
It’d be nice if they’d tell him to take a hike.

It's kind of sick, but white liberal elites 'get off' on their guilt... it's kinda creepy.

48 posted on 03/18/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fighter pilot manoeuvers"? One of the Saudi’s we trained in Texas years ago?)
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To: jazusamo

Jesse, a person needs to be EDUCATED to work in the Silicon Valley or any other industry that requires brains and social skills like talking clearly in English, the ability to write in cohesive sentences and paragraphs, and the ability manage anger.

Not something most ghetto rats know anything about.


49 posted on 03/18/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Steely Tom

I’ll hazard a guess that Silicon Valley isn’t exactly in dire need of ‘aspiring rap artists’.

But I could be wrong.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 5:03:56 PM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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