Study Finds Black Youth Interest in Technology Growing

Written by on April 14, 2024

The tech industry is a notoriously lonely place for African Americans. Black workers comprise only 6.9 percent of STEM employees, and less than 5 percent of the workforce at tech companies in Silicon Valley. At tech behemoths like Google and Yahoo, Black workers made up 1 percent of the workforce.

A new study shows that younger generations of African Americans may be poised to change the game. Taking a deep look at computer usage and career aspirations among African American youth, the study reveals that the majority of African Americans between the ages of 11-17 . . .

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