Office of Inclusive Excellence

Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks

An article in the New York Times authored by Patricia Leigh Brown, printed on September 3, 2015.

The recent disclosure of the lack of diversity in the workforce of tech industry giants like Google and Yahoo has helped spark initiatives to increase the number of African Americans in the tech industry. Learn about programs such as Oakland's Hidden Genius Project, which strives to help young Black high school students get a leg up in the industry, and Bay Area Blacks in Tech, which organized a gathering of around 200 Black engineers in July 2015. Could Oakland soon become "the soul city of tech"?