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Girl Develop It Accused of Racism Toward Black Web Developers

Multiple chapter leaders of the tech education nonprofit in cities across the county, many of them allies, stepped down in protest.

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Chapter leaders of Girl Develop It, a national tech education nonprofit, in Wilmington, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Oakland, among other cities, have stepped down because of diversity and inclusion negligence.

The latest: Philadelphia's chapter leader, Susan Nieman, who resigned with an open letter on Tuesday:

"With no substantive change, this organization will continue along the same path: harming the marginalized people that they claim to be supporting and devaluing the mission statement, which harms the entire community. I cannot continue to support or promote an organization that fails to address issues of institutional racism with the sense of urgency that these matters deserve."

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Black Man Suffering from Mental Health Illness Dies After Police Use Taser and Tackle Him in the Street

His sister, who said she left the U.S. to protect her Black son, never thought her brother would be the victim.

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Chinedu Valentine Okobi, 36, a Black man, father, Morehouse College graduate, uncle and brother died of cardiac arrest after San Mateo County police tackled and repeatedly used a Taser on him in Millibrae, south of San Francisco, Calif.

Okobi was struggling with mental illness and had been weaving in and out of traffic downtown on the busy street, El Camino Real.

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Landlords Can Use Facebook to Discriminate Against Black People, Violates Fair Housing Act

"When Facebook uses the vast amount of personal data it collects to help advertisers to discriminate, it's the same as slamming the door in someone's face," said Anna María Farías of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Along with Facebook allowing Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, the social media company has created a space for property owners to discriminate against people of color, and the federal government had to step in.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed a new complaint against Facebook alleging it allows property owners and sellers to violate the Fair Housing Act.

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Apple's Head of Diversity Apologizes for Saying '12 White, Blue-Eyed Blond Men in a Room' Are Diverse

Denise Young Smith said she gets frustrated when the term diversity is only "tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT."

Denise Young Smith

As the representation of Blacks, Latinos and women in Silicon Valley continues to move at a snail's pace, Denise Young Smith, Apple's vice president of inclusion and diversity, offered that "12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room" equates to diversity.

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Google Segregates Women into Lower Level Jobs, Lawsuit Alleges

The tech giant "systematically" discriminates against its female employees and also keeps them from opportunities for promotions, according to a lawsuit.

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A new lawsuit officially charges Google with discriminating against its female workers by "segregating" them into lower-paying positions.

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Google Women Earn Less than Men, Employee-Reported Data Shows

A spreadsheet created by Google workers points to the highly cited gender pay gap at the tech giant.

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A new analysis of pay data at Google once again demonstrates a gender wage gap at the company.

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Uber CEO Gives Advice on Having Sex with Coworkers

Travis Kalanick wrote a memo to employees that included the "do's and don'ts" of having sex with colleagues at company gatherings.

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The sexist workplace culture at Uber Technologies Inc. starts from the top down, according to a recently leaked internal email.

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Google Parent Company's Shareholders Vote Against Sharing Gender Pay Data

The proposal was voted down for the second year in a row.

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Shareholders for Alphabet, Google's parent company, once again rejected a proposal that would require the company to prepare a report on its gender pay data.

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Uber Fires More Than 20 Workers After Sexual Harassment Investigation

Lack of diversity was always at the core of Uber's problems.

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Uber Technologies Inc. is in the midst of a workplace culture and branding crisis that if not remedied will make the company less desirable to diverse top talent — and will affect its bottom line.

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Women in Tech: 'The Culture is the Problem'

"The culture is the problem. And the solution, graduates, is you," Reshma Saujani told Harvard graduates.

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. Graduates in the United States are on track to fill 29 percent of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3 percent.

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Google Says Calculating Gender Pay Data Would Be Too Expensive

The excuse comes despite the company's previous claim that it had already calculated this data — on a global scale.

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Calculating data to determine if a gender pay gap exists is too expensive of a project for Google, lawyers for the company said in court on Friday.

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Google Accused of 'Systemic' Gender Pay Discrimination by Labor Department

The discrimination "is quite extreme," even for a tech company, according to a report published last week.

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The Department of Labor has accused Google of severely discriminating against its female employees by paying them considerably less than their male counterparts, a report from The Guardian reveals.

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