Jesse Jackson Says Silicon Valley Not Racially Diverse

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Jesse Jackson Says Silicon Valley Not Racially DiverseThe Reverend Jesse Jackson, according to a letter sent to Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and Hewlett Packard, and posted in a press release on the Rainbow Push Coalition website, said “Technology is supposed to be about inclusion, but sadly, patterns of exclusion remains the order of the day. When it comes to African Americans on Board – ZERO.  C-suites, ZERO.  Minority firms in IPO’s and financial transactions, advertising and professional services – ZERO.  These ZEROES are contrary to the enlightened values exposed by the industry. Rainbow PUSH is seeking meetings with tech leaders to address these ZEROES head on.”

Jackson, along with a delegation, will pay a visit to the Hewlett Packard Annual Shareholder Meeting on March 19, to discuss their concerns.

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