New Report Finds Progress of Black People in the Tech Industry is Regressing

Despite years of lofty commitments and massive pledges to diversify the tech industry, not only has progress not been made but in some cases, previous gains have been undone, according to a new report from the non-profit Kapor Center and the NAACP.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t shock me,” Rachel Goins, Director of Implementation at the Kapor Center and a co-author of State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem, told The Plug.

Key Insights

· The current share of Black talent in technical roles has increased just 0.6 percent since 2018.

· Fewer Black students are earning computer science degrees than six years ago.

· The report suggests major changes in the private and public sectors to fundamentally change the system so that Black people are truly represented in the tech workforce.

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SOURCE: EURweb, Mirtha Donastorg