Silicon Valley still has a diversity problem

Kai Ryssdal Jan 21, 2016
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Silicon Valley still has a diversity problem

Kai Ryssdal Jan 21, 2016
Attends get their first hands-on look at the new LG G Flex2 smart phone, at the LG press conference at 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada January 5, 2015. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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Silicon Valley has a problem with diversity. That much isn’t news. What is, however, is what’s going on at the entry level to change that. Howard University in Washington D.C. is a historically black college where tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Pinterest are making the rounds. One professor in particular is leading the charge. Vauhini Vara wrote about it for Bloomberg Businessweek in the cover story called “Coders Like Us.” 

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