Breaking the Mold: Investing in Racial Diversity in Tech
Breaking the Mold — the title of this paper — is an action that’s usually not taken lightly. Yet that is the proposition before the U.S. tech industry as it contemplates its workforce in the 21st century. Across the nation, around the world, advances in technology are the drivers of innovation, opportunities and prosperity. Tech companies spur productivity, make difficult tasks easier and improve lives. They create wealth and provide fulfillment not just for those with the bright ideas, but also for the well-paid workforces that turn the entrepreneurs’ vision and prototypes into products.
Yet in a country with a population growing more diverse each day, the U.S. tech community is monochromatic, a bastion of white, male privilege. People of color largely remain shut out of the tech industry.
It cannot go on this way.
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