Jesse Jackson demands Twitter release employee diversity data

Jackson said black underrepresentation in tech companies cannot be explained by a lack of technical skills

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management

Jackson, however, holds that tech companies cannot explain away their hiring disparities by citing an issue with talent among blacks. The argument ignores the fact that black people are also severely underrepresented in nontechnical Silicon Valley roles, he said.

The civil rights leader said that the "blame-shifting tactics" of tech companies are misleading and "serve to reinforce the false and problematic narrative that Black people are simply 'unqualified,' undeserving and not valuable -- that Black-thought is unqualified, underserving and not valuable."

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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