Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valleyís lack of diversity
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 Valleys poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.
Jacksons 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.
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Title should have been:
Jesse Jackson to shake down Silicon Valley's lack of his version of diversity.
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.
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.
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.”
Right up your alley ping!
His bank account must be getting low.
Blacks, Latinos are either being discriminated or they don’t have sufficient numbers of qualified applicants.
Wrong. He prods them into donating to his organization.
If this shakedown artist was truly concerned about diversity, he’d go after the NBA and the NFL.
Will Incomprehensible One provide his own translator? 'Cause I don't think anyone understands a word he says.
It’s been a few years now, guess ol’ Jesse’s due for another shakedown..........
My exact thought when reading this. :)
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.
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?
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.
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.
That area of the US is very diverse.
He’s an extortionist.
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
No doubt about it.
Hiring them, Jesse, to do...what?
“Silicon Valley has tons of Asians and Indians. Theyre minorities, arent 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.
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.
Some can only figure to the last penny on the monthly SNAP!
Rich liberal elite white man shakedown... Jackson will need a wheel barrel to haul the cash away...
That says it all about Jackson, I’ve read that before and believe it.
Not enough homies designing VLSI logic.
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...
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.
Je$$e’$ right. There is no diversity in Silicon Valley. No Conservatives.
Sadly, you’re probably right. It’d be nice if they’d tell him to take a hike.
Thanks for pointing this out. Why do blacks fail so much in this area?
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.
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.
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.
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...)
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.
The silicon valley must be ordered to supply innovative brilliance to those that lack it. That’ll do the trick.
Airplanes disappearing out of the skies!?!
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.
Buy him a ticket on “Air Malaysia” and jet his butt out of there.
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.
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.
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!
Yea but he keepin' it real.
It's kind of sick, but white liberal elites 'get off' on their guilt... it's kinda creepy.
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.
I’ll hazard a guess that Silicon Valley isn’t exactly in dire need of ‘aspiring rap artists’.
But I could be wrong.