Oakland Hackathon Tries to Broaden Silicon Valley’s Recruitment Pipeline

Joe Garofoli, SF Chronicle, February 7, 2014

Silicon Valley touts itself as a meritocracy where people climb the economic ladder based on the power of their ideas. But many people of color can’t even find that ladder, let alone climb it.

They’re not part of the valley’s white-male-dominated “bro culture,” advocates say, and aren’t connected to the social and educational networks where companies recruit talent.

“Shame on Silicon Valley, but shame on the rest of us, too,” said Van Jones, a former veteran Bay Area activist and current co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire.”

His Oakland nonprofit, Rebuild the Dream, is one of the driving forces behind Start-Up Weekend Oakland, which begins Friday at the Impact Hub Oakland. More than 300 participants are expected to take part in a hackathon with an overriding theme of driving more African Americans and Latinos into the tech world’s recruitment pipeline.

It’s part of Rebuild the Dream’s national campaign dubbed Yes We Code.

Organizers say their goal is “a Silicon Valley that lives up to the dreams of Dr. King.”


“Communities of color have to bear responsibility for not making this our No. 1, 2 and 3 priority and pointing our kids to these opportunities,” said Jones, who will speak at a Saturday evening reception along with Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code and Mitch Kapor, inventor of Lotus, who now focuses on race in tech at his Kapor Center for Social Impact.

“You still have way too many kids of color who think that they’re going to be basketball stars or entertainers or Barack Obama,” Jones said.


{snip} Less than 1 percent of the founders of venture capital-backed startups in 2010 were black or Latino, according to CB Insights.

And while the Silicon Valley regional economy was struggling back to health between 2009 and 2011, white men saw their incomes rise by 4 percent while African Americans saw theirs plummet by 18 percent, according to the 2013 Silicon Valley Index.


Only 6 percent of U.S. tech workers are African American and 7 percent are Latino; 15 percent are Asian American and 71 percent are white, according to 2011 census data. Despite its claims of meritocracy, tech’s demographic breakdown is comparable to the white-collar finance and insurance industries, according to 2012 data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


“How can you have a culture that talks about its meritocracy, but when you press them, you see that they’re 70 percent white,” said Nicole Sanchez, managing partner for the Kapor Center for Social Impact and a speaker at the weekend hackathon.

“It’s the whole ‘bro culture,’ where it was started by a couple of guys who were roommates; then they just started hiring their friends or people like them. It’s like a fraternity in a lot of these companies,” Sanchez said.

Aside from all the moral and ethical reasons for diversifying their workforce, “there are competitive reasons, too,” Sanchez said. “Some of the most disruptive technologies are created by people who are living on the margins.”

Those startups include companies like Regalii, co-founded by a Dominican Republican native now living in the U.S., which tries to make it easier for immigrants to send money back to relatives in their home countries—an industry long dominated by companies like Western Union.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Blacks and Hispanics are ‘excluded’ from Silicon Valley.

    Yeah – IQ has a ‘funny’ way of doing that.


    • guud00

      IQ still baffling you?

      • MekongDelta69

        Oh look Ma – the requisite troll…

    • sbuffalonative

      If they excluded, Silicon Vally in institute Affirmative Action Coding.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    This is an example of my compassion toward the disadvantaged.

    And comprehensive immigration reform will help blacks in Oakland.

    How, I really have no idea, and it doesn’t even seem to make sense logically. But, the talking points are right here, hot off the presses from a public relations firm the Chamber of Commerce hired. So I might as well read them and repeat them all around.

    • guud00

      When has the Chamber of Commerce represented anyone except the rich business class. Yeah, stupidity seems to have recruited you!

    • dd121

      How you doing, Marc old buddy. Heard you gave away 800 million last year. Did any of it go to aid white people?

      • Marc Zuckurburg

        You may think life is all rainbows and easy street for me, just because I have $27 billion. Oh yeah, really charmed life that Marc Zuckurburg lives.

        But let me tell you something. It isn’t all roses from where I sit. Almost every day for almost two years now, I’ve gotten tons of hateful harassing messages, most of them sound like “Hitler was right, get into a gas chamber, and die you filthy k–e.”

        That’s what I have to put up with from Jewish women.

        • dd121

          People can be so unkind.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      But many people of color can’t even find that ladder, let alone climb it.
      That sums up so very much. So Zuck, how many competent Whites or East Asians will you have to hire to do Rastus and Pancho’s work for them because they can’t even find the ladder?

      Guess there’s always ol’ “Charlie Jones” from, um, Texas, eh, sahib?

      • Marc Zuckurburg

        You don’t think I’m actually going to use any of the stuff that these people produce in the way of programming, do you?

        Buggy code is only for the little social networks.

  • How many of the Afritards and Greaseritos have bothered to acquire the requisite skills?

    • guud00

      How many Crackers are still as ignorant as the forefathers?

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      The better question is: how many negroes and mestizos are capable of acquiring the requisite skills?

      At the end of the day, they will probably lower standards in order to increase the number of non-whites, especially blacks and browns, in the predominantly white high-tech industry. As the number of non-whites in Silicon Valley are increased artificially by government policy, the region will begin to experience significant economic decline and rapid loss of the capacity for innovation. But this is what the globalists have had in mind since the middle of the 1960s and everything is unfolding according to plan.

    • dd121

      It’s impossible to get the skills without the IQ.

    • sbuffalonative

      Who needs skills when you have Affirmative Action?

    • 1stworlder

      The printed out certificates in Ebonics++.

    • evilsandmich

      But many people of color can’t even find that ladder, let alone climb it
      One has to look for something first before they can find it.
      And what’s up with this”bro culture”? Apparently no one associated with this article bothered to find out how many women are in IT, especially programming.

  • “You still have way too many kids of color who think that they’re going to be basketball stars or entertainers or Barack Obama”

    Yeah – that’s one of the traits of persons not qualified to work in Silicon Valley.

    Asians have somehow found the Silicon ladder (the one presumably hidden by Whitey). Perhaps they found it with their high IQ’s.

    • NM156

      Activists and those in the trillion-dollar minority education complex were whining that black kids thought they were going to be NBA stars and rappers 25 years ago. This cliche must be bringing in the money from a new generation of brain dead white enablers, who are also milking this cash cow decade after decade.

  • chuck_2012

    The wherewith all needed to succeed in silicon valley eludes the negros because of genetics and IQ. The best of the best and their ideas get to work there and those of mediocre mental abilities need not apply. This will include a lot of white people for sure but way more blacks will be excluded. Its just not possible to dumb down silicon valley and expect to stay at the top of the heap.

    • Brian

      Blacks have trouble coding because there’s no computer language that uses Ebonglish.

      Compiles: for A=1 to 10 step 2
      Does not compile: fo A be 1 2 10 step 2 me, biotch! //gnomesain?

  • bigone4u

    Gibsmedat! Blacks and Mexicans are too busy demanding their rights and screaming racism to do the work necessary to get ahead in ANY professional field. Whites and Asians dominate because they are the BEST at the creative and grunge work required to excel. But the inferior races just want a place at the table handed to them on a silver platter. Forget it!

  • “How can you have a culture that talks about its meritocracy, but when you press them, you see that they’re 70 percent white,” said Nicole Sanchez, managing partner for the Kapor Center for Social Impact and a speaker at the weekend hackathon.

    How can you have a meritocracy in some field that’s only 70% white? To me, if it’s 30% non-white, then it’s not purely a meritocracy.

    As far as this hackathon, if any black-written lines of code actually wind up in production level software, I will eat the expensive dress shoes I bought several months ago.

    I suspect that of the 300 or more participants in this hackathon, most of the non-whites will be something other than black or Hispanic, and any real productivity that comes out of this shindig will come from them. If it is mostly or all NAM, then the hackathon will be kiddie pool, writing basically kiddie pool or useless code for the sake of vanity and feel good bumblepuppy PR sake.

    One more thing: Is it doing lines of code, or doing lines of coke? Blacks are involved, so I must ask.

    • 1stworlder

      Get ready to start eating. The Obamacare website was made by affirmative actions. Mooshell’s affirmative action college buddy’s company screwed up a large contract for Canada before Ocare. Yep $700million and less than were signed up the first day, got shown up by 3 white and Asian guys on a weekend doing a site that showed everything Ocare site lacked.

      • I don’t have to eat yet.

        Notice I said “production level” code. Who considers the 404Care websites to be productive?

  • sbuffalonative

    So they want to ditch the ‘bro culture’ for the ‘negro culture’? BAD move.

  • So CAL Snowman

    ““How can you have a culture that talks about its meritocracy, but when
    you press them, you see that they’re 70 percent white,” said Nicole

    In a nutshell this is why we say diversity is a code word for anti – White. White males single handedly started the tech revolution in Silicon Valley, so we should expect to see White males dominate the industry. The fact that blacks and hispanics played absolutely no part in the tech revolution and therefore should not be represented at all in the industry is lost on racists like Nicole Sanchez. Why do Whites need to hire blacks and hispanics at all? Why can’t blacks and hispanics start their own tech companies?

    • Alexandra1973

      Seems to me if we truly did have a meritocracy, it’d be more than 70% White. No affirmative action nonsense.

    • dd121

      I was a programmer and we had our requisite number of black eeoc hires. I can confirm that I never observed them doing any useful programming work. After all, that takes logic, and logic means high IQ.

      • Laika

        The black is not only an AA hire but he leaves college without a monster loan hanging over him because he got a free ride through college.

    • benvad

      You notice that non of the companies were created by East Asians or Indians? They’re busy colony bees working, but not creating anything at all. Funny, isn’t it?

      • 1stworlder

        creativity is a white mans game

        • sbuffalonative

          Another ‘Six Words’.

    • 1stworlder

      How tech companies grow.
      1- Group of Asians/whites get together with an IDEA for something people would want to pay money for
      2- Group works 60-80 hour weeks for low/no pay
      3- Produces quality product
      4- Gets big enough that hiring an illiterate crack addict that counts as black, Hispanic and female is a cost containment move. ( 3 AA credits and cant read to screw things up)

      • Corto

        You got it all wrong.

        1) Whites come up with a brilliant idea for computers/tech

        2) A Chinese steals the idea smuggles the tech to China
        3) A White hypocrite writes an article about how evil silicon valley is because some races are not smart enough to break into it naturally

    • Reverend Bacon

      In fact, Richard Shockley, the inventor of the transistor that started the whole Silicon Valley revolution, was vilified by blacks and Hispanics because he was a realist.

      • Corto

        He was really villified not by blacks and Mexicans, but by the traitors of his own race.

        • Laika

          The worst ones were not of his race, nor were they black or Mexican.

  • Spartacus


    • I’m glad you’re back! I was afraid you had been arrested and also hoping that you and Bon had run off somewhere together. I hope she comes back.

      • Spartacus

        Where’d I go ?

        • Missing for a few days.

          • Spartacus

            Just nothing worth talking about 🙂

        • Laika

          I too missed you and your funny pictures. Don’t stay away too long, you add a lot of great humor to these threads.

    • BonV.Vant

      poor rakeem, literacy is a wonderful thing that you will never know.

    • Tarczan

      Is that a real quote?

      • Spartacus

        Can’t vouch for it, but I’m reasonably certain it is. At least, it sounds like what one of these critters would say…

        • benvad

          What makes me LOL, is that nobody doubts the validity of the statement.
          It’s understood as a given.

        • 1stworlder

          In real life once you have heard them talk about whitey having the air force deliver drugs to black neighborhoods, and whitey creating AIDS as a weapon, there is nothing you can put past them

          • Reverend Bacon

            Yep, they’re on to us. We planted AIDS in those monkeys, and only in the pretty ones, too. We knew eventually they couldn’t resist.

          • Some of them really believe that garbage, and yet they still want to live in our neighborhoods. I figure if someone wanted to get me hooked on hard drugs and infect me with HIV, I’d stay right the heck away from him.

    • Tarczan

      Before we get too complex, how about somebody inventing a trash can that darkies can figure out how to use? Get that and we’ll move on to computers.

    • Brian

      Every time I see this Rakim guy I am stunned by how far apart his eyes are. He has a fishy look to him. Perhaps the wide field of vision helps him see those whites and Chinese sneaking up on him to disenfranchise him.

      • fuzzypook

        Wide set eyes are a symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome. Baby mama was probably a drunk.

    • Talltrees

      Why Chinese make computers? First, Whites showed them how. Second, they work for lower wages.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      They can’t even find the ladder, Sparty.

  • BonV.Vant

    People of color can not find “IDEAS”. That is the problem. The only idea they ever have in relation to technology is how to STEAL it.

  • Strike_Team

    That single stat, 71% of American Tech Workers are white, must burn holes in the stomachs of the people who really run this country. I use the term “people” loosely.

    Same as every other press release courtesy of the aliens in charge. Everything has to be structured in a format that attempts to make whites feel guilty. While never, ever asking blacks or hispanics to take responsibility or in fact never asking why they fail or looking at the real reasons for their amazing rates of failure in activities that require more than being able to punch, kick, run, attack, snatch, bully, maim, kill, deface, defile, I could go on, but you get the general idea.

    • RisingReich

      Hmmm – we’re calling them Aliens now?
      I can sorta see that.

      • An Alien implants its offspring in a human host, which eventually kills him or her. This is one of those things that makes one go “Hmmmmm.”

  • BonV.Vant

    Rachael Jeantel…nuff said

    • Isn’t she a “sharp cookie” despite being in high school at the age of 19 and unable to read?

  • Tarczan

    Just hire a bunch of darkies for human resources and create a few VP’s and everything will be good. Computers and software will be a little more expensive, but hopefully they won’t let them actually work on anything and screw it up.

  • Brian

    Silicon Valley touts itself as a meritocracy where people climb the
    economic ladder based on the power of their ideas. But many people of
    color can’t even find that ladder, let alone climb it.
    The second sentence should read ‘Many people of color can’t even find that ladder, let alone climb it, because their groups have lower average intelligence.

    “How can you have a culture that talks about its meritocracy, but when you press them, you see that they’re 70 percent white,”
    See above.

    “It’s the whole ‘bro culture,’ where it was started by a couple of guys
    who were roommates; then they just started hiring their friends or
    people like them.
    Is there something keeping a genius black from starting a diversitastic broternity IT company with his Hispanic roommate?

    • dd121

      I know this is getting repetitive but you there is something that keeps blacks from starting diversitastic inc.: IQ.

    • 1stworlder

      Blacks wont have Hispanic roommates, they realize Hispanics are smarter than them. That’s why they called George Z white.

  • RisingReich

    News release – blacks can’t even read/write English, let alone learn a computer language or understand the mathematical basis of computing.

    Can you imagine trying to teach a 80 IQ pointer how to read binary? Or assembly language if you can get them to understand binary?

    Regarding the ‘meritocracy’ claims and White majority – well, heck son, that kinda proves the point, doesn’t it?

    • dd121

      The blacks that were in my computer classes got lost trying to understand concepts such as Next Sequential Instruction, relocatability, multi-tasking, binary arithmetic. You get the idea. Their primitive brains just don’t work that way.

      • RisingReich

        Trust me I know all too well.

      • Brian

        The do understand being ‘object-oriented’, but get confused when you explain we’re not talking about bling, or rims, or grills…


        cout << "GIBSMEDAT! ";

        • dd121

          Pretty funny! I did most of my work on IBM370 mainframes. I did write a cash register application on an NCR programmable PC. It had an Intel 8080. I guess that sort of dates me, ha ha.

          • Brian

            Yeah, you have me beat by some years. My first experience, as a teenage bricoleur, was on the 8-bit 6502, learning assembly. Fortunately, my white privilege saved me from the tragedy of thinking I was going to be a rap star…

  • IstvanIN

    What is wrong with hiring people you know, and trust to work for your company? How is that not moral and ethical?

    • 1stworlder

      Obongo says criminal background checks be racist

  • Nathanwartooth

    Those startups include companies like Regalii, co-founded by a Dominican
    Republican native now living in the U.S., which tries to make it easier
    for immigrants to send money back to relatives in their home
    countries—an industry long dominated by companies like Western Union.

    So the only “innovation” they can come up with is a better way to for immigrants to send more money home? Wow, way to contribute guys.

    Except that using a technology that is 4 years old and free, called Bitcoin and they could do it easily.

    Also I love how they ignore that Asians aren’t even close to 15% of the population. I guess that is just some sort of super Asian racism? Who knows at this point.

    • sbuffalonative

      Any black who can make it easier to transfer money from whites to blacks is considered a genius in the black community.

      • Jesse James

        Isn’t that what Obama’s presidency is all about? No wonder they love him so.

  • Nathanwartooth

    “We have to tell young people that here is this pathway where you can
    make $90,000 to $111,000 and the cops aren’t going to come knocking on
    the door

    Well, I have multiple friends who are very smart and talented and they all make from 40-60 grand a year. Who are these blacks who are just going to walk right into a tech job with so much talent they just have money thrown at them?

    If I was black there is no way in the world I would put in this much effort. Just apply for a cushy government job and enjoy making good money and never being able to be fired.

    • Brian

      If someone needs to have it explained to them that one of the bennies of a line of work is not getting arrested…they might not have the wetware to do this ‘puter work.

      Typical shop I’ve worked in: 15 IT folks: 1 black (almost always mulatto), 1 oriental, 1 subcontinental, 1 woman, 11 white men. And this is in Atlanta, so there’s a _large_ black pool to cherry-pick from, and the diversity brigade motivation.

  • dd121

    The article sounds like an advertisement for the validity of IQ tests.

  • r j p

    Van Jones, …. current co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire.”

    Anybody remember when “Crossfire” was a decent program and not hosted by a POTUS’s ex-boyfriend?

    • IstvanIN

      I thought POTUS’s ex was mayor of Chicongo?

      • Laika

        Nah, they hung out together at “Man Country” in ChiCongo and Obama and Rahm are both cake boys, but Reggie Love is more Obama’s type.

        I’d ask those three gay guys from Obama’s church choir, Larry Bland, Donald Young and Nate Spencer but all were executed within 6 weeks of each other into silence.

  • NM156

    “How can you have a culture that talks about its meritocracy, but when you press them, you see that they’re 70 percent white”? Well, since meritocracy is the opposite of affirmative action, Silcon Valley’s leadership remains white and, to a large extent, Asian. The nuts are now redefining words as the opposite of the current definition, or maybe their own affirmative action-based pseudo-educations have them actually believing their own Orwellian, self-contradictory nonsense.

  • SaggyGenes

    “Some of the most disruptive technologies are created by people who are living on the margins.”

    While blacks are certainly “disruptive,” I’m struggling to think of any notable technologies they have created. From time to time they do put existing technologies to new use—some examples being jenkem, the ghetto lobster, and the tire necklace.

    By the way, more than 72% of the US population is white, so whites are actually underrepresented in tech fields.

    • sbuffalonative

      You have to remember that the white man stole all the black man’s ideas and consequently, blacks aren’t given any credit.

      Funny how they created everything but they can’t make anything work for them.

      • I have to admit that I stole all my chemical engineering work from N’DeShawntavious Washington. The poor guy was in the lab most of the time he wasn’t sleeping. He sure worked hard, whenever he wasn’t shooting old firearms. We had to humiliate him every chance we had, just because. Eventually he went to prison for a few years, just because he’s black. I doubt he’ll forgive me someday for it, and I’m not sorry.

        That said, I miss N’DeShawntavious, because that guy sure could work. He didn’t care what sort of place he lived in, or whether he had good food. My white “pribelebdge” is that while I am N’DeShawntavious in every legal sense, I don’t look like him

    • WR_the_realist

      I think the super soaker was invented by a black man. Now that was a worthy accomplishment, although not at quite the same level as the transistor and the jet engine.

      • Brian

        Makes sense. Blacks’ main talent is super-soaking the white man’s wallet.

  • WR_the_realist

    Van Jones is a Communist who takes pride in the fact that he participated in the L.A. Rodney King riots. So naturally he is sought as a pundit by the mass media.

  • Reverend Bacon

    All this crap about “Where’s the meritocracy?” It’s right under their noses. In Silicon Valley, it’s all about merit. Can you write code? Can you design an architecture? Etc. Not “can you pass for the president’s son?”

    There are billions of dollars at stake in the valley. No one is going to deny the magic 6-sigma black his opportunity to make a difference. But 6 sigma is like two in a million. There can only be a hundred or so of these in the US.

    And here’s a counter-example: Obama’s ridiculous healthcare website. If white people had been the ones to design that, it would never have gone 2,000% over budget, and it would work. Blackie O’s Princeton BFF got the no-bid contract instead. Where’s the outrage?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Van Jones is a Bay Area commie libtard moron writing in a red rag about how The Man needs to give poor oppressed POCs without skills a job with a big title and a fat paycheck.

    Regalii, co-founded by a Dominican Republican native now living in the U.S., which tries to make it easier for immigrants to send money back to relatives in their home countries – an industry long dominated by companies like Western Union.

    WOW, there’s your killer, billion dollar app. Maybe instead of “bro culture,” making it in Silicon Valley has everything to do with competence, sufficient IQ points and a willingness to dedicate and sacrifice hours and hours of your young life to hard work in a stuffy computer lab.

    When my son took 1st in innovation in the intercollegiate programming contest last year as a 19-year old freshman, by the next week, major gaming companies were calling him asking for lunch meetings. Funny, I saw nothing but Whites and Asians in the competition with the first two finishers in the overall both Whites (my son took 2nd).

    If you can write innovative computer code, there is a place for you in Silicon Valley, and, as my son says: The best coders are self-taught.

  • LHathaway

    “How can you have a culture that talks about its meritocracy, but when you press them, you see that they’re 70 percent white”

    You can’t make this stuff up. Whites have no merit. Every white who has gotten ahead has done it by discriminating against women and people of color. Never mind that it’s only been required to discriminate in favor or women and people of color for 40 years now. Also, the guy is shocked 70% of the working age public is white?

    Most likely this guy has spent too long in academia (where whites are hated and any lamebrained idea any one of color has is championed {as well as their skin itself}) and therefore he has no idea he’s talking nonsense and that his comments contradict themselves. Group think can be a dangerous thing.

    • bubo

      I’ve been thinking of a response to that insulting statement by the “hispanic” about white employees and you echoed my sentiment perfectly.

      The thing that irritates me is that people like Ms. Sanchez never get challenged. I’d ask her just what percentage of whites is acceptable to her. I already know she wouldn’t answer and would change the subject.

    • I once read comments by a black woman who was griping about all the white men she saw everywhere. I wasn’t aware we were supposed to leave our own nations just to make her more comfortable. I’d be willing to move to Antarctica or the moon, so long as no blacks were allowed there. We could build underground cities on the moon with current technology.

  • My best friend from Down Under finished his PhD in that, couldn’t get a job anyway except teaching English in China, and is now finishing up med school. Some of these guys love work the way I used to. I’m amazed he could get a job teaching English, because his Strine isn’t English.

  • RyanP

    white-male dominated bro culture? I bet there are plenty of Asians who over came this enormous barrier.

  • Brian Cooper

    Let the people who are complaining about the lack of black and Hispanic workers in this industry, put their own money up and then hire whoever they want. Socialists always have great ideas when it comes to spending other peoples money, but when it comes to spending their own, they are as tight as a fishes backside under water.

  • RyanP

    You can register a domain name and rent a virtual private server for next to nothing. All it takes after that is a good idea and time to write the code. I can think of all kinds of examples of people with NO Silicon valley connections who created internet businesses.

  • SiniticMan

    Blacks and Hispanics can just forget about silicon valley altogether. Their average IQ is much much lower than that of Whites or East Asians. You can observe their incompetency and ineptitude compared with Whites or East Asians in all fields of work especially in school. What makes them think that their best can compete with the best of Whites or East Asians when in fact they don’t even come close.

    I observed that Blacks and Hispanics in the work force are often inept, incompetent, lazy, thieving, and boisterous. Although Hispanics aren’t as bad, they tend to egg along with Blacks in their work place boisterousness while they should be ignoring them in an effort to tone down the overall noise level.

    I can’t stand them at all but I honestly cannot afford to just up and go like my White co-workers did at least not for now. I don’t blame them for leaving because I am doing exactly that as soon as I have the means. I figured they had too much pride and dignity to work alongside with a bunch of blacks some of whom were hoodlum types. Whites simply won’t tolerate it the way I can and will move onto other service sector jobs just to avoid them. But I know better and understand that you cannot avoid them forever in today’s economy especially as a young worker. I just have to tolerate them as much as I can with all of my mental strength.

    Hispanics and Blacks are definitely biased against me in the work place. I am like the bantam chicken that has just been introduced into a coop full of larger chickens. I prefer Hispanics when the Blacks are not around but when I have to work with the two groups, it just gets unbearable. Even though Blacks and Hispanics prefer each other, they still walk the tight rope and I imagine if my co-workers were only Whites and Asians, the same scenario would happen but to a lesser degree because intelligent people generally get along better. The only thing that would keep us together are the monetary motives and the idea that neither of us would have to put up with total Black and Hispanic B.S..

  • Erasmus

    When our we going to hear a story about how blacks are disproportionately represented among government employees?

    • Reverend Bacon

      or in the NBA? or in the illegal drug trade?

  • Luca

    70% White? Well the other 30% must consist of Asian programmers, black janitors and Mexican gardeners.


    These people expect everything to be given to them for no other reason than the color of their disgusting skin. “I deserve to be the head of an Internet company. Why? Well, because I’m black”. Martin Luther King’s dream is apparently all about being given things others had to work for. How pathetic, what a truly useless people. And Van Jones? Complete scumbag. Building Internet companies from the ground up, or even maintaining what others have built is the last thing these people are capable of. Which is why they don’t want to build Internet companies, they want to be GIVEN Internet companies, that capable people had to build. Because after all, they’re black, they’ve earned it, right? These are the killers of dreams, not their creators.

  • Sloppo

    Maybe they should convert prisons into a high tech research and development facilities so they could get lots of diversity into the high tech industry without having to redo any of those expensive school to prison pipelines.

  • Massif1

    Nicole Sanchez makes a living going around and blaming white people on black and his-panic problems. If you can’t get a job in the silicon valley, don’t blame white people, blame yourself. The “bro” culture is actually offensive. If her brethren – Mexicans – have businesses and only hire other Mexicans, she’s probably fine with that.

    White people are being persecuted by overweight his-panic woman that received her education thanks to generous California laws that promote minority nonsense.