Jyrone Parker

Why Is The Black Community Afraid Of Technology?

Blacks In IT

It’s no secret that blacks lack a strong presence in the information technology space, in today’s video I discuss why that is, and how the IT field can revolutionize the black economic landscape.  In this live stream I discuss with the audience the stigma in the black community that we don’t belong in the STEM field in general, and debunking that myth. Some of the pioneers in the IT/CS field have been black, for example the man who wrote the mathematics to make internet communication was black. One of the lead engineers who created the first gigahertz processor was black, and of course we have all seen Hidden Figures. The Computing Research Association did an excellent article on the state of blacks in tech . I explain how President Trump’s executive order calling for the modernization of the federal IT infrastructure and how that is a long handing opportunity for black people to get into the field and more.  Join me every Tuesday and Thursday for my #TechTallk live and participate in the discussions!

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