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Diversity champion says Silicon Valley overlooks minority talent
Diversity champion says Silicon Valley overlooks minority talent

Four white guys and an Indian. A male Indian. That's the central cast of the new HBO hit sitcom “Silicon Valley.” The race and gender breakdown only slightly exaggerates the makeup of Silicon Valley's actual workforce. Google Inc. recently released figures that show just how homogenous its 46,000-plus employee base is: 70% men, 30% women, 61% white, 30% Asian, 3% Latino and 2% black. Google said, “That's miles away from where we want to be,” and announced that it would work hard for more diversity. Google's announcement prompted immediate protest. “All positions should be given on merit alone, the best qualified candidate gets the job” was among the milder comments posted on news sites....

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