Bet you never suspected that Silicon Valley's uber-liberal tech community was actually a breeding ground for unbridled racism? The people that live there didn't either. Until now. The deep thinker, Jesse Jackson, is going there to set them straight on their misdeeds (external - login to view):
Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.Just what one of the few shining lights in America's economy needs, eh?!
Jackson's strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation. Now he is bringing it to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.
America's New Hotbed of Racists? - Small Dead Animals (external - login to view)