NAACP's former head is going to Silicon Valley
Then-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President and CEO Ben Jealous participates in a panel discussion during a conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Center for American Progress in the Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel October 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.
We've reported from time to time on Wall Street people who want to join the cool kids and get a Silicon Valley-type technology job. Now the former head of the NAACP, Ben Jealous, is taking a tech job -- to make the tech industry better reflect the diversity of this country.
Jealous is joining the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Northern California, an outfit which helps find tech solutions for minority and low income communities.
Noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Mitch Kapor, co-chair of the center, along with Jealous join Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss their work and the state of diversity in the tech sector.