Saturday, October 29, 2011

CNN "Blacks in America 4" : Blacks in Silicon Valley?

CNN's "Black in America 4" displays the difficulties of African-American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.  Some Black Silicon Valley enrepreneurs say there's plenty of evidence that active -- if often subconscious -- bias plays a role in their limited participation prospects.

Some ask: Where are the roots of the problem? Is it that venture capitalists shy away from funding minorities, or are there too few minorities entering the field? Others respond: The problem isn't that there are barriers, the problem is that Blacks aren't entering the field in the first place.  (CNN Money, 10/28/2011)

BLACK FOUNDERS: Mission: To increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in tech.

The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, the fourth installment in CNN's Black in America series, will premiere November 13 at 8 p.m. ET.

Watch the trailer on, and check out CNNMoney's full coverage of the project

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