Thursday, November 5, 2015

Boosting the ranks of blacks in tech

Here's an article about some technology groups popping up in the Chicago area.

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If you think there aren't many female tech entrepreneurs and coders, there are far fewer African-Americans.

In the heart of Silicon Valley, giants such as Google and Facebook report about 1 percent of their tech staffs are African-American. Apple tops the list at 7 percent of its tech staff. By contrast, the same companies report 15 percent to 22 percent women in technology jobs. (Hispanics are about 3 percent.) 

But Dominic Liddell, Thomas Stovall and Fabian Elliott are trying to improve the odds in Chicago.

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