Jewish leaders in Sacramento, California rallied at the state Capitol on Monday for tougher laws against antisemitism, CBS Sacremento reported. The protest followed recent hate crimes that drew national attention to the Sacramento area.
“Today, the entire Sacramento community is going to come together to say we’ve had enough of this,” said Marty Block, chairman of the Legislative Jewish Caucus.
Panelist Ola Okelola, who is also from Nigeria, began working at Facebook as a software engineer shortly before Adeagbo joined the company. Okelola said part of the culture of hiring within a small company or a startup is sometimes, "Do I want to socialize with this person?" because of the amount of time techies spend together at work. This may be a factor that excludes an entire pool of people.
Okelola said it will take more blacks within the company to push for the hiring of other blacks, something he recently started doing.
One interesting point he brought up from someone who used the panel hashtag #Moreofus, was the question of whether a Rooney Rule–which requires NFL teams to interview at least one black candidate when hiring a head coach–could work in the tech industry.
The lone woman and Latino on the panel, Ana Diaz-Hernandez–an associate at the social impact venture capital firm Kapor Capital–has been heavily invested in pushing for a diverse work pool. She noted that one of the issues black techies face is the loneliness of being the "only one." She said that could factor into whether someone accepts a job.
Diaz-Hernandez suggested companies interview at least a few candidates of color so that they have a larger pool to hire from. She stressed that if you build a diverse company from the beginning, you are less likely to have a diversity problem in the end.
Translation: more affirmative action.
U.S. citizens are urged to take precautions in Saudia Arabaia and U.S. consular services in the country have been canceled for Sunday and Monday due to heightened security concerns, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh said on Saturday.
These two evil White Nazis had the audacity to want to attend an anti-racism event.
Can you believe the nerve of these racists? Wasn’t slavery and the Holocaust enough for you White devils!? You’ve probably heard the mantra: anti-racist is a code word for anti-White. But have ever seen a better example of the mantra in action than this?
Dorial Green-Beckham was accused of invading an apartment and throwing a woman down the stairs
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday said “Europe had to decide between democracy and extreme right populist forces” spearheaded by France’s Front National party in dealing with the economic crisis.
“European leadership has to decide either to respect democracy, or take the risk of the increasing of the extreme right populist forces in Europe,” Tsipras said in halting English ahead of a meeting with French communist party secretary Pierre Laurent.
Why is a whole frat banned, but Joe Mixon still plays football?
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DAILYKENN.com – “Any behavior antithetical to this is unacceptable.”
That was the reaction of Denzil Suite, vice president for student life at the University of Washington in Seattle.
At issue is an episode in which offensive speech and hand gestures allegedly emitted from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house in February.
The words and deeds allegedly committed as black protesters marched past the house during a Black Lives Matter demonstration.
Suite said the school has values and expectations. The Frat boys alleged behavior was antithetical, she said.
Some would consider the ‘Black Lives Matter’ mantra to constitute racist hate speech as it suggests whites are culpable to the recent deaths of young black males killed by white cops. Some would also consider the protesters’ chanting to constitute hate speech. The very presence of a Black Lives Matter demonstration is essential one massive flip off and is antithetically unacceptable.
The Black Student Union has asked the fraternity for an apology and plans to seek sanctions against it from the body that governs the university’s fraternities.
During the Feb. 25 march, student Dirir Abdullahi said several Seattle police officers who were escorting marchers intervened to tell young men who were shouting slurs to quiet down.
A Seattle police spokesman said he could find no record of the incident.
Maggie Negussie, the president of the Black Student Union, said the fraternity sent a black member of the house to a meeting the union held about the incident.
“A lot of people saw that as disrespectful. He’s one of the only black males in their house, and he actually didn’t even hold a position (of rank) in the fraternity,” she said.
On Friday, members of the BSU meet with UW interim President Ana Mari Cauce during a previously planned meeting, said Victor Balta, UW spokesman. He said they discussed a number of topics, including the fraternity, he said.
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