Saying it has “a lot of work to do” when it comes to diversity, Twitter released information about the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday. The numbers reveal most employees of the social networking giant are male, and predominantly white or Asian.
Calls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself.
Latinos now make up 38 percent of California’s population and Asians have become the fastest growing minority group in the nation, according to US Census Bureau numbers released Thursday.
Watch any episode of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and you’ll see four white male techies, and one Pakistani-born programmer, and that’s an example of why the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition is in the Bay Area this week at eBay and Google shareholder meetings, to make a case for more blacks, women, and other minorities in the real Silicon Valley.
Students at the University of California, Davis, have cancelled plans for a drinking party dubbed Cinco de Drinko, after protesters called it racially insensitive.
After criticism and calls for ethnic diversity, Apple wants to add some new emoji faces.
Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.
The San Jose Fire Department is planning on holding a recruitment class early next year, a significant event as it will be the first one held in the city in five years.
A bake sale by Berkeley College Republicans Tuesday that was aimed at satirizing race-based admissions generated heated debates and counter-protests but no major problems.
A lawsuit may soon be filed challenging Santa Clara’s all white City Council. In response, the city is forming a committee to see if changes need to be made to its city charter.