Silicon Valley may have the most dynamic, multiracial society on earth, but you wouldn't know it at city hall. With the 2010 census in, minorities now outnumber whites almost 2-to-1 in Santa Clara County. Yet non-Hispanic whites hold the vast majority of local city council seats, as well as every city manager's office in Santa Clara County's 15 towns and cities.
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Mercury News has a very interesting story on the lack of diversity in certain areas of Silicon Valley, including Santa Clara, a city where white Americans constitute 36% of the population, but 100% of the city council: