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Technology’s middle-aged white guy “problem”

The Left is committed to diversity, even if it comes at the cost of efficiency, productivity, and ingenuity:

Anyone who watched the Apple (AAPL) keynote this week (if you’re me) couldn’t help but notice that it was a parade of middle-aged white guys who came on stage to reveal the company’s latest and greatest.

Related: Apple Could Have the Same Problem Steve Jobs Warned About 30 Years Ago

And Twitter, ahead of it’s planned IPO next month, has come under fire for the makeup of its board of directors: all white men. The executive team isn’t much better (all men except for the general counsel).

And lest it seems like we’re picking on Twitter and Apple, the lack of women and minorities in leadership and director roles at tech companies is a broader problem.

As The New York Times reports: About 49 percent of publicly traded information technology businesses have no women on their boards, compared with 36 percent of the 2,770 largest public companies in the country, according to GMI Ratings, a research firm.

In the accompanying video, Yahoo Finance technology reporter Aaron Pressman reveals why he thinks this disparity exists.

One common argument is that there simply aren’t enough qualified women and minorities in tech to fill these roles. The numbers (focusing on women) seem to support that.

According to the research firm Catalyst which studies women and business, only 5.7% of employed women in the US work in the computer industry, and only about 2% of women have a degree in a high-tech field.

I certainly didn’t notice, mostly because I don’t spend my free time watching tech shows or Apple’s unveiling of the latest iPad 2.5343867390. To the progressive, diversity equals fairness. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, women are far more concerned than men with fairness. Therefore, progressivism is an inherently feminine ideology. The progressive mind is one that operates under the mindset of “If NO diversity, then BAD. If diversity, then GOOD.” There are no other factors that come into play; if there aren’t women, blacks, and gays present, then obviously SOMEONE is preventing them from joining. Because the progressive believes all beings are inherently equal in every single, solitary way, the only possible explanation is “oppression”.

So what’s the problem here? White males dominate the field of technology. Women don’t even show up the radar. Blacks marginally so. Hispanics are only slightly more represented than blacks. Gays? Who knows. Jews and Asians, have a healthy representation amongst the engineers, technologists, and scientists of the world. But technology is the arena of the white male, and that is a problem. It means most of the world is being oppressed, because surely blacks, women, gays, and hispanics are just as capable and qualified–how could they not be? unless…–as white males, Asians, and Jews.

Except they’re manifestly not. Sure, there are plenty of minority exceptions to the rule, but they’re the exception. The pattern still holds. White males, Asians, and Jews are the most interested in technology because they’re the most intellectually gifted at it. This isn’t a problem, it’s just the way of the world. And no amount of whining, affirmative action hiring, or female bitching can change that.

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Nothing to see here, move along

Please don’t notice the obvious, citizen. Please, or we’ll call you a racist:

A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple’s car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said.

“Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!”

The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin.

Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the husband honked at the group to get out of the way. The rowdy kids started kicking the car, according to the criminal complaint. Ronald Russo got out to check on potential damage to his vehicle.

And that’s when all hell broke loose.

Ronald Russo was dragged to the ground. Then he was punched and kicked in the head. He felt more blows all over his body, investigators said. He suffered a fractured nose, a broken septum, a blood clot and abrasions to his shoulder. He was treated and released from Beth Israel Medical Center.

In the midst of the attack, there was a steady chorus of epithets. “White motherf—–!” screamed the attackers, who ranged in age from 12 to 18.

Alanna Russo, 30, was calling 911 when the 12-year-old girl pulled the woman’s hair and threw her to the ground. The victim’s head slammed into the concrete. She suffered a black eye, bleeding and difficulty breathing, prosecutors said, but she refused medical attention.

Her husband’s iPhone was stolen during the melee, according to cops.

The kids scattered after the brazen attack. But two teens, Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch, were arrested at a nearby Lowe’s store parking lot minutes afterward.

Saying that “if the races were reversed, this would be major news” isn’t saying anything. We know the MSM lies, we know they lie regularly and shamelessly. We know they don’t care about the truth, only about making sure it doesn’t get out. That black youths can run hog-wild all over the North and Midwest, terrorizing whites is merely an indication of the agenda the MSM has, nothing more. But by complaining about it, one gives the MSM way too much credit. They’re not as widely watched or read as Fox News, the Drudge Report, Taki’s Mag, Amren, VDare, American Thinker, Vox Day, and the dozens of other conservative outlets that do talk about it.  Really, it’s about time we stop declaring “this would be a major story if X, Y, and Z”. It is, because our side is talking about it. The ABCNNBCBS cabal of left-wing irrelevancies no longer has a monopoly on the news, those days are finished.

The days of realtalk are here to stay. The Internet has seen to that.

 
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Posted by on 20 Oct 2013 in crime, dats raciss