Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jesse Jackson targets tech's lack of diversity

The AP reports:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is bringing a strategy borrowed from the traditional civil rights era playbook to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.

Jackson plans to lead a delegation to Hewlett-Packard's annual shareholders meeting Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.

Jackson said he isn't singling out HP, he's just using the company's annual meeting to highlight the broader issue.
No word yet on whether Jesse Jackson thinks tech companies should hire more people who haven't taken AP calculus in the name of "diversity".