Monday, May 2, 2011

Diverse Populations, Non-Diverse Leadership in Silicon Valley

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:

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.

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