Tag: Silicon Valley

Girl Develop It Accused of Racism Toward Black Web Developers

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,…

Girl Develop It Accused of Racism Toward Black Web Developers

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,…

Girl Develop It Accused of Racism Toward Black Web Developers

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,…

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

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…

Archived: Google Segregates Women into Lower Level Jobs, Lawsuit Alleges

A new lawsuit officially charges Google with discriminating against its female workers by “segregating” them into lower-paying positions. According to the suit, filed Thursday, Google “systematically” pays women less than men “performing substantially similar work.” It also accuses Google of “assigning and keeping women in job ladders and levels with…