Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on racism and 'assimilating' to succeed in Silicon Valley
from Black Enterprise
"We don't mind people of his color in our store, but we don't want them in our office ..." was part of the recount of a racist incident that Microsoft's Chairman John W. Thompson experienced during his early days as an IBM salesman. In a fascinating fireside chat, Thompson spoke of a harsh incident of racism he was subjected to during his years at IBM and also spoke of the need for blacks to "assimilate" to corporate culture.
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