Science and Technology : Be thankful for the new technology!

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  1. nilevalley

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    We are truly blessed to live in the times that allows us the ability to capture savage and inhuman actions of white policemen on film.
    Just think if video recorders had never been use in 1991 the inhuman beating of Rodney King would never been captured on tape and shown to the world. Whites would have merely taken King's account of his beating by four white Los Angeles policemen as words pouring from the mouth of a chronic complainer and probable liar. The world would have never witnessed to the full fury of four
    white men who carried a near insane hate of African Americans.

    Cell phones with video cameras had not come into fashion back in 1991. But now in 2016, the vast majority of blacks do carry phones with video recorders. What amazes me that in the cases of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile is the race hate of the white racists cops who shot these black men was so
    deep rooted and irrational that they didn't seem to care that black men and women would be recording these two
    events and sending the films around the world!

    Thank god for the invention of these type of devices. Now black Americans can record these type of horrific events and let the world see, THERE IS NO POST RACIAL AMERICA.
    BUT THERE IS SOUND EVIDENCE TO TURN JUSTICE TOWARDS OUR FAVOR.
     
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    We need to encourage our youth--tomorrow's Black leaders--to study computer science and we need to start them young. We need them in the computer industry in different positions throughout the global job market AND as entrepreneurs, owning their own businesses.

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    Giving Black boys a chance to run the tech industry.

    All Star Code is addressing Silicon Valley’s diversity problem by training the next generation of technology leaders.

    Last month Twitter found itself the latest major tech company to face criticism for a lack of diversity—a jarring lack of diversity, to be more precise. It was revealed that the company’s entire board of directors consists of white males.

    The revelation generated plenty of hand-wringing about a well-covered topic, namely the underrepresentation of women and ethnic minorities, particularly African Americans, in the tech industry. What was especially disturbing about the coverage of Twitter’s lack of diversity is its CEO’s seeming indifference to the topic.

    After Stanford University fellow Vivek Wadhwa said, “This is the elite arrogance of the Silicon Valley mafia, the Twitter mafia. It’s the same male chauvinistic thinking. The fact that they went to the IPO without a single woman on the board—how dare they?” Twitter’s Dick Costolo replied, “Vivek Wadhwa is the Carrot Top of academic sources.” (Carrot Top is a professional comedian occasionally derided by other comedians for his material.)

    But while others continue to focus on the problem of a lack of diversity in the tech space, a new nonprofit venture aims to find a solution. Christina Lewis Halpern, a journalist who has written for publications like the Wall Street Journal, has launched All Star Code, which aims to prepare African-American boys for careers in the tech sector.

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