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Rockntractor
05-15-2015, 11:38 PM
On Friday’s broadcast of “Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton” on the Fox Business Network, Rainbow PUSH Coalition president Jesse Jackson spoke about the need for Silicon Valley to look within the United States, particularly the African-American community, and not abroad for more high-tech employees.

Jackson argued that Silicon Valley needs to go beyond just look for high-tech workers, but blue-collar workers as well.
“Well, there is more of an opportunity deficit than talent deficit. It means reaching out further and recruiting and retaining. For example, the 189 board members in the top 20 companies — 56 white woman, three African-Americans and one Latino. It is not hard to find them. In the c-suites, 370, three blacks. Three Latinos. More are qualified than that. Employment level around 2 percent. And while tech is important and [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] and engineers, about 65 percent of the valley is non-tech. And now Facebook has made a great move to the raise wages of workers to $15 an hour. So that minimum wage for them to be inclusive, not just focus on engineering and STEM.”
On the high-tech workers in particular, Jackson insisted the best course of action would be fod the tech sector to place a focus on historically black colleges and universities instead of looking abroad.
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He does have a point, over the years I have known a few in electronics, well actually they were stealing and fencing electronics.
There were a few chemists in the neighborhood but the law frowned on meth labs. Hmmm...... let me think.

noonwitch
05-19-2015, 11:37 AM
One of the legendary crack dealing gangs in Detroit utilized a Fortune 500-style business model in the 80s (the Chambers brothers). They still got busted by the feds and went to prison, but they made millions until they got busted.


There is obviously intelligence and skill in the worst cities and communities-the challenge is to have an educational system that demonstrates legal, practical ways to develop children's talents and abilities into skills that can be used in legal workplaces.