1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down with civil rights activist, Rev. Jesse Jackson, to discuss a range of topics including the Cupertino California company’s initiative to create a more diversified tech industry. Specific details of the meet weren’t disclosed but both Cook and Jackson did go on the record to state that the discussion was productive. Jackson said the following about Cook regarding the matter:

    I am impressed with him and the conversation. He has a real vision for Apple and he sees the value in inclusiveness.
    In a recent statement sent to USA Today, Apple spokeswoman, Krisen Huguet, said the following:

    Apple is deeply committed to diversity within our company and the advancement of human rights around the world. We had a productive meeting with Rev. Jesse Jackson and we value his input. We look forward to working with him, our employees, customers and other stakeholders as we look for ways to do more.
    As of right now Jackson is visiting San Francisco’s Bay Area for a conference about diversity in the workplace which is set to be held by his Rainbow PUSH coalition. The workshop is said to take place at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Jackson also plans to join a rally outside of Apple’s Cupertino California headquarters being held by labor leaders to bring attention to a wage gap between corporate employees and lower level workers. This particular thought is said to be linked to a recent call for Silicon Valley security guard unionization.

    The topic of employee diversification and wage gaps are becoming increasingly popular in the tech industry. As part of an initiative to release diversification statistics, Apple in August issued a report that revealed most of its employees are white men. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition praised Apple for releasing the data at the time. Since the release of the statistics, Apple has made workplace diversification a major initiative, coining the “inclusion inspires innovation” tagline which was used by Cook and others to help promote the initiative.

    We’ll have to wait and see how Apple’s efforts help make a change.

    Source: Twitter (Rev. Jesse Jackson), USA Today

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-12-10 04:51 PM
  2. Answer1o1's Avatar
    "why is this pic black and white!? Racist!" -Jesse Jackson
    2014-12-10 06:05 PM
  3. tridley68's Avatar
    Hire the best educated and qualified person for the job not for the color of his or her skin .
    2014-12-10 07:12 PM
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