Silicon Harlem: A model for reviving Ferguson and Baltimore
hough Silicon Valley’s highly competitive and innovative, it’s missing a huge arbitrage opportunity: communities of color. Contrary to what one fellow Forbes contributor recently argued, there is a diversity problem in technology. We all should know the stats: Just one percent of Dropbox employees are black, two percent at Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter, compared to African-Americans comprising 13 percent of the U.S. population. Hispanic employees comprise between three and five percent at those same companies, despite the fact that Hispanics are 17 percent of the country.
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