Connect with us

Fresh Eyes

The Monetization of Academia and its Role in Corporate Diversity

This post is a part of our Monetization of Academia informative web series, and is available online only. To read the full article “The Monetization of Academia” as it appears in this month’s issue, visit Atlanta Tribune online for sales and subscription information.

by Courtney Boyd, Editorial Intern

“Imagine what a black or Hispanic Mark Zuckerberg could do for innovation.” That’s what Washington Post writer Vivek Wadhwa wants his readers to do. In his article “We need a black Mark Zuckerberg,” Wadhwa expresses concern towards the small number of Blacks and Hispanics in Silicon Valley’s tech population, which falls well below the national tech-population averages of 7.1 percent and 5.3 percent respectively. Managing editor of The Root Joel Dreyfuss notes that – contrary to what the article’s title may imply – Black people have been part of Silicon Valley’s history since the beginning, but in minute numbers. To see successful, African American tech startups “we are going to have to increase the numbers of blacks and Hispanics studying engineering and science,” Wadhwa writes. The question thereafter is, “How can we make that happen?”

Newsletter Signup

Join our email list to stay connected.

Written By

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Advertisement
Newsletter Signup

Join our email list to stay connected.

©2019 Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine

Connect
Newsletter Signup

Join our email list to stay connected.