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Jesse Jackson presses Facebook on lack of diversity
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2014 | David R. Baker

Posted on 05/22/2014 1:39:04 PM PDT by artichokegrower

Jesse Jackson isn’t keeping quiet about the lack of diversity in the tech industry’s ranks.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: facebook; jackson; shakedown
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I wonder if Jesse has bought his love child down in LA a computer and given her lessons on how to operate it?
1 posted on 05/22/2014 1:39:04 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

2 posted on 05/22/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: artichokegrower

HELP HELP I’m being micro aggressed!


3 posted on 05/22/2014 1:41:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: artichokegrower

Jesse Jerkoff again.

Does anybody REALLY listen to anything this congenital idiot has to say?


4 posted on 05/22/2014 1:43:04 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: artichokegrower

Shake down big honky companies for dough claiming racism..

Nothing new for Je$$e HI-JACK$ON!!!

FB’s his latest target.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 1:44:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Jack Hammer

We’re supposed to revere him as a leader of black America.

I don’t know why, but he and Sharpton have been anointed by the media as official leaders of black America.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: artichokegrower

Looks like Jesse is about to shake down Facebook.
Nice gig if you can get it.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 1:45:04 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: artichokegrower

Jesse wants a check!!!

Cheaper to pay him off, than deal with him. Shakedown Socialism in action!


8 posted on 05/22/2014 1:46:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“I don’t know why, but he and Sharpton have been anointed by the media as official leaders of black America.”

Circulation. The same reason they all love to report on Max, the two-headed boy, and the flying saucer that landed in the back yard.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: artichokegrower

Oh I’m sure they are just DYING to start innovative programs there at their Sunnyvale campus, pushing people off the sidewalk and knocking up their “assistants” and then paying them off.

Yeah, that’s what they need...


10 posted on 05/22/2014 1:47:29 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: artichokegrower

Jesse’s bank balance must be low and he may have a new mistress to support, therefore another shakedown.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 1:49:39 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: artichokegrower

Well JJ, why not tell your ‘bruthus’ to get off of their lazy asses and get a degree in the sciences? Maybe assert themselves academically instead of vying for the next NBA all-star or top shot on the streets of Chicago?


12 posted on 05/22/2014 1:49:59 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: artichokegrower

Is he running low on cash?


13 posted on 05/22/2014 1:51:06 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: artichokegrower

Whew...I thought it was because I didn’t have enough black people on my friends list....


14 posted on 05/22/2014 1:51:16 PM PDT by LadyBuck (Illegal aliens are like sperm. Millions get in but only one works....)
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To: artichokegrower

Shakedown time.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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Can a charlatan like this get sued for defamation via a class action suit?


16 posted on 05/22/2014 1:52:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: artichokegrower

James Earl got the wrong guy.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 1:53:12 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: artichokegrower
The tech industry is pure meritocracy.

You either cut it or you don't, without regard to race.

18 posted on 05/22/2014 1:53:55 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: artichokegrower

What’s he talking about? I heard you have something like 30 genders to choose from when you are asked to disclose whether you are a man or woman or something else.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 1:54:27 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: artichokegrower

Facebook has a plethora of problems.
Racism is not one of them.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 1:55:20 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: artichokegrower

Liberals eating their own...a truly beautiful sight to behold...

Don’t know who to root for more in this tussle of pigs...


21 posted on 05/22/2014 1:57:15 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Old Yeller

exactly

this topic gets dropped as soon as a nice donation is made to the Just Us Brothers.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: artichokegrower

Personally, I’d like Jesse to comment on the lack of diversity at tanning salons...... What a F###ing idiot!


23 posted on 05/22/2014 1:57:48 PM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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24 posted on 05/22/2014 1:59:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: artichokegrower

I want to know how much diversity the Rainbow Coalition has—how many white people? How many American Indians?
And how many Hispanics?


25 posted on 05/22/2014 2:00:57 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: artichokegrower

Ha, ha, ha, LOL!


26 posted on 05/22/2014 2:01:11 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: artichokegrower

Guess he never saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RauAo2u90ec


27 posted on 05/22/2014 2:01:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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WARNING LANGUAGE!


28 posted on 05/22/2014 2:01:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: artichokegrower

Lack of diversity in high tech? Yes, more Asians then whites.../s


29 posted on 05/22/2014 2:02:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: artichokegrower
Maybe Jackson can bring some resumes of qualified IT candidates with him for Facebook to consider?

-PJ

30 posted on 05/22/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: righttackle44
The header pic on their website doesn't exactly scream "diversity"


31 posted on 05/22/2014 2:04:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Political Junkie Too

lack of diversity? Most of them are probably Asian


32 posted on 05/22/2014 2:06:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: artichokegrower

There is all sorts of diversity at Facebook. From the telegu regions, the tamil regions, even hindi speakers. Probably all of India is represented.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 2:06:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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I wonder if Jesse and Al have turf wars over shakedowns. Do you think they divvy up sectors or is it just a matter of who ever gets there first. If that's the case, Al is sitting somewhere right now thinking, ‘$heeeeeeeeeet, why didn't I think of tech?’
34 posted on 05/22/2014 2:07:34 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: jazusamo

give him a break. he has worked long and hard on his racism gig. he has honed his shakedown practice to a fine edge and anything he gets has been well earned.


35 posted on 05/22/2014 2:08:17 PM PDT by roofgoat
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To: Mariner

Jesse wants “patronage” jobs in the tech industry AND a payoff. Though he will probably just settle for a payoff.


36 posted on 05/22/2014 2:14:40 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: roofgoat

LOL! I can’t argue against that, he’s good at what he does.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 2:15:09 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: SZonian

My sentiments exactly! Gee I really feel terrible for the leftist billionaires at Facebook........


38 posted on 05/22/2014 2:16:11 PM PDT by NYAmerican
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To: artichokegrower

I’m upset at the lack of diversity at the naacp, united negro college fund, congressional black caucus, harlem globetrotters, black entertainment television.....


39 posted on 05/22/2014 2:17:06 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: artichokegrower

Slow week in the race extortion industry! This jerk has nothing better to do!


40 posted on 05/22/2014 2:33:49 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: cripplecreek

Dennis: Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

King Arthur: Bloody peasant!

Dennis: Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That’s what I’m on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, didn’t you?


41 posted on 05/22/2014 2:42:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: artichokegrower

Facebook and other software companies hire people who have computer programming degrees, and they don’t care about their skin color. Jesse Jackson is being an idiot.


42 posted on 05/22/2014 2:43:57 PM PDT by grundle
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It's funny when the diversity is the WRONG diversity, because Jackson can't outright say that.

And by "Asian," it's probably Indian.

-PJ

43 posted on 05/22/2014 2:52:28 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: artichokegrower

This guy has to be an embarrassment to blacks.


44 posted on 05/22/2014 2:54:51 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Mariner

It’s an Affirmative Action or Bailout world now.


45 posted on 05/22/2014 2:56:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: artichokegrower

Ha ha, even you billionaire liberal nouveaux rich generation y punk techno cultists, who SLAVISHLY throw millions of dollars and goodwill to the Democrat Party Cult are NOT IMMUNE to the race card shakedown!!


46 posted on 05/22/2014 3:45:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: artichokegrower

Sounds like the same thing he tried on the banking industry. Extorting banks to give loans to high risk minority borrowers or face rallys & protests demonizing them The banks caved, underwrote bad loans to people who couldn’t pay them. The banking examiners went along and even encouraged it. It gave us a big housing bubble that popped and essentially destroyed our economy.

Someone needs to tell him to STFU.


47 posted on 05/22/2014 3:57:05 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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What, not enough stupid people?


48 posted on 05/22/2014 4:59:04 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: jazusamo

I’d like to shake the hand of the CEO or company Pres who politely tells Jess that their company’s current racial make up is working out just fine and that outside influence/opinions are not needed.

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.


49 posted on 05/22/2014 6:21:07 PM PDT by roofgoat
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“diversity is the WRONG diversity”

or like gripes from Black Commentators that baseball has too few blacks and needs more diversity.

Yeah, Major League Baseball, the sport that is packed with Hispanics.


50 posted on 05/22/2014 6:24:25 PM PDT by roofgoat
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