When will this end ?

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    Oct 31, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    I swear this country and its backward thinking..always never disappoint when trying to make me feel not welcomed.

    Property owners victimized black renters, city charges (Seattle)
    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Property-owners-victimized-black-renters-city-2229188.php

    Silicon Valley’s Race Problem
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/violetblue/silicon-valleys-race-problem/768
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    Oct 31, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    theres always going to be discrimination, you actually thought it would end?lol
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    Oct 31, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    Sorry your having so much trouble, bigots are everywhere, but sometimes I swear black folk are more accepted in the midsouth than in the north, at least thats my experience having lived in both areas. The deep south though is another subject altogether.
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    Oct 31, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    well it is 2011 and not 1960. Time moved on so why shouldn't this awful view of others end?
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    Nov 01, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    I'm not sure I agree that Silicon Valley has a race problem, especially taking into account the Pattern Matching portion. Race just happens to coincide because it may be a factor somewhere much earlier in the process.

    I'm reminded of a discussion I was having with a friend of mine about diversity on the Supreme Court. While some people may make a big deal about racial diversity on the court, the real problem isn't a race problem at all: it's a pedigree problem. Whatever the race of the justice, he or she will belong to one of a very small and elite handful of alumni of a certain kind of prestigious institution. That is the pattern matching happening on the court: patterns of connection and success based on institutional biases towards pedigree.

    This seems like it may ring true for Silicon Valley as well. The Valley may well be colorblind - race may not be an issue at all - but the fact that African Americans don't necessarily have access to the pedigree that matches the pattern is the problem, not that the pattern matching is racial.
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    Nov 01, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    tereseus1 saidwell it is 2011 and not 1960. Time moved on so why shouldn't this awful view of others end?
    Ask the preacher.. Thats where it emanates from.