Tech Industry Slow to Diversify, Urban League CEO Says

FARRELL, Pa. – The vast majority of African Americans own a smart phone and an equally large percentage of black households contain a computer.

Yet while African Americans are leading the way in terms of consumer trends in the tech industry, they’ve been shut out of the job market when it comes to careers with Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Twitter or Facebook, the CEO and president of the National Urban League said Friday.

“African Americans trail when it comes to employment in these West Coast tech firms,” said Marc H. Morial, who has served as the National Urban League’s CEO since 2002.

Morial addressed reporters during a press event Friday at the Shenango Valley Urban League to discuss the organization’s annual State of Black America report, released May 4….

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