In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer – Yahoo! News

In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer – Yahoo! News

English: United States Supreme Court building ...

English: United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., USA. Front facade. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer – Yahoo! News.

What can be said about this except for the obvious sadness in the headline. Despite whatever advance we may as a country have made education in this country is still more about warehousing than education and is still parceled out according to wealth and status.

I wish schools were different but they are not and never will be. Young minority children need more than rappers and bas

ketballers to look up to, and when the schools themselves segreate quality and class sizes according to ethnicity and wealth and status, it’s ultimately the same as it was fifty years ago if not worse. (Then you could take electives such as shop class, auto mechanics, music, art. Now most schools no longer have these classes.)

It’s just a damn depressing headline that doesn’t surprise me, but is just a sad reminder of where we really are in this country.

Shatner insisted on Uhura romance – Yahoo! News UK

Shatner insisted on Uhura romance – Yahoo! News UK.

Yes, that’s right Captain James T. Kirk insisted on grabbing Uhura and thrusting her into his sweaty chest!

William Shatner

Cover of William Shatner

Seriously, for a Jewish man (who was not a big name back at the time) to insist on a steamy interracial love scene (which may have been the first on national television) was and is a huge deal.

Manuela as Uhura played by Nichelle

Manuela as Uhura played by Nichelle (Photo credit: Renée Turner)

So hats and toupees off to you, Bill Shatner, for loving black women enough to want to grab one for yourself!

Diversity in Silicon Valley – black, female, and a Silicon Valley ‘trade secret’ – Mar. 17, 2013

Diversity in Silicon Valley – black, female, and a Silicon Valley ‘trade secret’ – Mar. 17, 2013.

 

It’s no secret to most people with functioning brains out there that there is no diversity to speak of in Silicon Valley, much less in the electronics and web development industries.

Why is that? Is it pure discrimination or is it because of something more? I’ve seen the website “Black Girls Code” but there’s no mention of this glaring disparity on their website or these recent news stories bringing attention to the story. It’s a worthy cause to be sure, but where is the outrage? Will Microsoft and Google, Yahoo, or Intel hire more black people because of the story? Of course not.

Where are the black women, black men, Latinos? is it that they’re all not interested in careers in web technology? Or are the opportunities simply being denied them?

What’s going on? It’s known throughout the world that there are no Latinos or Blacks in electronics? Right? Either the jobs are being denied, or the interest is not there, or a deadly combination of the two.