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Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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Apparently, some feel that Silicon Valley discriminates based on color for the lack of African Americans ? Technically I guess its more than color its about the right shades of dark color since they hire Asian, Indians, and Latinos.


www.bloomberg.com...



The slow progress reflects the knottiness of one of Silicon Valley’s most persistent problems: It’s too white.




“There are not a lot of people of color in the Valley—and that, by itself, makes it kind of unwelcoming”


WTF , how is that not racist and not equivalent to the infamous white guy crossing the road to avoid oncoming black people?






"More than 20 percent of all black computer science graduates attended an historically black school, according to federal statistics—yet the Valley wasn’t looking for candidates at these institutions."

This could be used to reinforce the thought that the majority of people that care and judge based on color are mostly African Americans.

Here is some crazy news, they are also not looking at candidates from my community schools.

Perhaps the article should be why you shouldn't attend a non racially diverse university or a university that doesn't attract employers in your field?

I'm not white and I find the temptation to blame everything on color not only dangerous but unconstructive and damaging to all the efforts that have been made to fight racism.

I know its the MSM and the Establishments plan to keep us fighting among each other using racism,sexuality, and politics while they rob us blind , but I'm curious to see how many here think that Racism is to often the lazy excuse?

Does the strategy to fight racism need to be changed?

Is it time to have a black , white ,gay,straight,democrat,republican, million Human march to demonstrate to the establishments and politicians that we are no longer going to fall for their use of racism,sexuality, and politics so we can advance humanity?

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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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White men can't jump, Black men can't code!


Firstly, many white folks can't get those coding jobs either as all the asians are brought in to do it cheaper. Secondly, before crying racism, provide stats for how many black coders have applied and been turned down for those jobs, with the same stats for whites.

I am quite sure racism has nothing to do with it.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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White men can't jump, Black men can't code!


LMAO.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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Okay, so its a racist thread.


I worked in Silicon Valley back when at several engineering computer firms, never saw a black guy in their ranks.

The further back you go, the whiter corporations are at the top. Especially in Silicon Valley.

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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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Looks like no racism here, Black and females oh my! Whats next? complaints about disappearing black graffiti artists in LA wtf?


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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:03 AM
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They aren't bloody African Americans...if they were born in America which I'm sure by now most were, they are simply Americans!! Why do we continually have to differentiate and cause divisions? Its the same over here in UK, Pakistanis don't call themselves English but Pakistanis even though they were born here, same with a lot of Jamaicans Chinese Indians etc. Why do folk want to persist in not assimilating to the country of their birth but harping back to ancestry? Is it so they can continue to whine and moan about how badly done to they were 100yrs ago?

Japanese/Chinese make great programmers, for some reason they rock at maths etc but haven't as much creativity as other nationalities. Blacks are amazing dancers singers sportsmen, English make the best cricketers
Scots well the best whiskey obviously



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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Okay, so its a racist thread.

Why is it a racist thread?




I worked in Silicon Valley back when at several engineering computer firms, never saw a black guy in their ranks.

The further back you go, the whiter corporations are at the top. Especially in Silicon Valley.


So it must be racism and no other logical reason?



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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There isn't any intentional discrimination. Many of these companies are insular in their recruiting practices and their demographics reflects this fact.

There already aren't a lot of blacks studying STEM field. In addition, many of the non-stem roles go to MBAs. There are also aren't a ton of blacks at top MBA schools either. As such, you simply aren't going to see a lot of blacks working at these companies.

With that said, these companies can and should develop outreach programs. Many of the top companies do by recruiting at HBCUs, participating in internship programs, etc.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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How many Black Coders are there? I can say the same about Black Engineers. Maybe it has something to do with the Black Culture. I used to work with a Black Engineer. He was a good guy and an excellent Engineer. I learned a lot from him, some things that had nothing to do with engineering. I learned that his parents lived in the neighborhood where he grew up. He wouldn't take his family to visit his parents, he brought his parents to visit his family. I learned that he wasn't welcome in his old neighborhood because he was considered a "sell out", an "Uncle Tom" or a "house 'n-word'". (direct quote)



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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or you could just do as the UK have done for years and lower pass marks and entry requirements for minorities so they can get these jobs but not actually be qualified for them but hey who cares if your surgeon can't actually operate as long as the pc brigade the whiners and the underqualified minorities get a job instead of one of those dreadful white people



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I worked at a place once that had quite a bit of black machinists and they were all really good. 6 of the 10 machinists were Black and all of the welders were white. The guys that did the integrated circuits and electric wiring for the systems we made were all almost predominately spanish, go figure.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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#AppleSoWhite

I have a feeling BLM is going after the NHL and synchronized swim meets next....
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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Kind of like the black boycott of the Oscars, seems like some are looking for a trophy just because of their skin color.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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#AppleSoWhite


LOL, took me a second to get that, but actually they are the most diverse. They hire primarily foreign Asian Child Labors, they don't care about color, nationality , or even age when it comes to exploiting, ahh I mean hiring.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: interupt42

Go to Reno NV..... my step dad owns his own computer programing company. They deal with Waste Management. And are very succesful. Not to many African Americans in Reno. But my step dad hired 2. And they are very hard workers they get "Very Big" bonuses at Christmas.. like 10K big.
It's not a big company. 12 people. Only 3 are white, that would be my step dad, brother and that one guy... the rest are latino. Why..... because when my step dad put out the ad for the jobs. These are pretty much the only ones that replied.

And the ones that had little to no computer skills. He paid for them to take a basic computer class so they could get the skills and he trained them the rest... while in the class, he paid them by the hour while there. $18/hr. That's pretty generous. Health insurance is given day one too.

I'm surprised though about silicon Valley. Oakland is not far. But I've never been to Silicon Valley. So I will not debate your stance. But I will say there are small companies that are a happy mix of ethnicticity... and are very successful. Where Race is never given a thought.

😊



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posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: interupt42
Apparently, some feel that Silicon Valley discriminates based on color for the lack of African Americans ? Technically I guess its more than color its about the right shades of dark color since they hire Asian, Indians, and Latinos.


www.bloomberg.com...



The slow progress reflects the knottiness of one of Silicon Valley’s most persistent problems: It’s too white.




“There are not a lot of people of color in the Valley—and that, by itself, makes it kind of unwelcoming”


WTF , how is that not racist and not equivalent to the infamous white guy crossing the road to avoid oncoming black people?






"More than 20 percent of all black computer science graduates attended an historically black school, according to federal statistics—yet the Valley wasn’t looking for candidates at these institutions."

This could be used to reinforce the thought that the majority of people that care and judge based on color are mostly African Americans.

Here is some crazy news, they are also not looking at candidates from my community schools.

Perhaps the article should be why you shouldn't attend a non racially diverse university or a university that doesn't attract employers in your field?

I'm not white and I find the temptation to blame everything on color not only dangerous but unconstructive and damaging to all the efforts that have been made to fight racism.

I know its the MSM and the Establishments plan to keep us fighting among each other using racism,sexuality, and politics while they rob us blind , but I'm curious to see how many here think that Racism is to often the lazy excuse?

Does the strategy to fight racism need to be changed?

Is it time to have a black , white ,gay,straight,democrat,republican, million Human march to demonstrate to the establishments and politicians that we are no longer going to fall for their use of racism,sexuality, and politics so we can advance humanity?


Part of the problem is that too many people think that everything should be representative of the population demographics which simply is illogical. For example, if blacks are 13% of the population, we should be 13% of everything. Of course, this is complete and utter bunk.

You have to take into account the cultural, academic, geographical, and a multitude of other factors that would lead to having a small percentage of minorities at these companies.

Even though blacks are in college in record numbers, far too many of us waste our time their studying BS like afro-studies, etc. It is great to minor in it, but if you want a real job when you graduate I wouldn't waste my time majoring in soft fields of study.

The other issue is that a lot of the training for coders is self-taught. Far too many blacks see doing this type of stuff as being a nerd. I was into computers as a teen running BBS with slow modems on Commodore 64s back before most people even knew that there was an internet. Needless to say, I was chastised as being a nerd because I didn't get out and play basketball.

At the end of the day, this is primarily a cultural failing within the black community at large. I do believe these companies can make a better effort for diverse workforces, but there is only so much they can do.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
or you could just do as the UK have done for years and lower pass marks and entry requirements for minorities so they can get these jobs but not actually be qualified for them but hey who cares if your surgeon can't actually operate as long as the pc brigade the whiners and the underqualified minorities get a job instead of one of those dreadful white people


Do you have any examples / evidence of where this has happened?



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

I appreciate the offer but the post wasn't really about me, but your step dad sound like a decent human being and we could use more people like that . However, I think you may have misunderstood my stance.

It appears that people take the easy way out when things don't work out for them and automatically jump to the conclusion of racism since color is the easiest difference to spot.

The Problem with that IMO , its causing a gap between the white and black communities and is causing the strides we made forward in combating racism to become undone. In addition, as long as we continue to focus on color , racism will not be beat down.



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport

Good point.. they're American Americans. ☺



posted on Jan, 21 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: lacrimoniousfinale

I don't know about the UK, but I know it has happened here before.

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