Why Can't Silicon Valley Solve Its Diversity Problem?

Earlier this year, Facebook released its diversity numbers—which were only incrementally higher than they had been a year before, despite several internal initiatives—in a blog post that outlined what is usually known as the “pipeline” problem. “Appropriate representation in technology . . . will depend upon more people having the opportunity to gain necessary skills through the public education system,” Maxine Williams, the company’s global director of diversity, wrote. 

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