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Apple Appoints First VP Of Diversity Inclusion

Apple Appoints First VP Of Diversity InclusionApple Appoints First VP Of Diversity Inclusion

A pple hired  Denise Young Smith , who headed its global human resources program, as its first vice president of diversity and inclusion, CNN reports.

Smith started her new position on Monday and will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook .

Apple’s diversity report states that the company worldwide is 68 percent male. Here in the United States, the tech giant is 56 percent White, 19 percent Asian, 12 percent Hispanic and 9 percent Black. Diversity remains an elusive goal for Apple and the technology industry.

Cook told Mashable that the tech community is at “fault” for the gender disparity.

“I think in general we haven’t done enough to reach out and show young women that it’s cool to do it and how much fun it can be,” he said.

The CEO added that his company is conducting outreach efforts from middle school through college to encourage women to pursue tech careers. Apple is also connecting with historically Black colleges and Universities, he said.

TechCrunch reported that Jeffrey Siminoff , who left the company in 2015, was the last person to lead Apple’s diversity efforts. Siminoff, however, held a director role. Smith, as a vice president, is empowered to have greater impact on the company’s initiatives.

SOURCE:   CNN , Mashable , TechCrunch

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Investigators Can’t Decide If White Student Who Violently Stabbed Black Student Committed A Hate Crime

Investigators Can’t Decide If White Student Who Violently Stabbed Black Student Committed A Hate Crime

T he stabbing death of a Black Bowie State University student by the hands of a White University of Maryland student has sent shockwaves through both campuses.

On Saturday, police found the 22-year-old white man, Sean Urbanski , a student at the U of M, sitting on a campus bench a few feet away from the spot where witnesses said he had plunged his knife into the chest of  Richard Collins III . Collins was pronounced dead just three days before he was scheduled to graduate from nearby Bowie State University.

ABC News reports that on Sunday, police arrested Urbanski and charged him with assault and first and second-degree murder, however, authorities are still investigating whether or not the unprovoked killing was a hate crime. People who knew Collins believe that the killing was racially motivated since Urbanski became a member of a racist Facebook group several months ago.

Police Chief Hank Stawinski said, “I know people are hurting. I know that people are drawing conclusions. I know that social media moves in its own way. But I’m asking as the Chief of Police in Prince George’s County that we take pause and allow all these investigators to do their work. They will know to a certainty what lies behind this, but we’re not there yet.” Sources say Urbanski was intoxicated during the slaying early Saturday and police are awaiting results of drug tests.

In a news conference late Monday, the Prince George’s County state’s attorney, Angela D. Alsobrooks , said Urbanski’s motive was unclear, though she did not rule out racial animus. She told reporters, “We do not have enough evidence to say conclusively whether this is a hate crime. What we can say is that we will leave no stone unturned.”

Defense attorney William C. Brennan  also argued that since Sean Urbanski had no criminal record, he should be allowed to live at home with a GPS monitor and receive alcohol abuse treatment while his case goes forward. However, a judge declined and is holding the 22-year-old without bail.

The “Alt-Reich: Nation” Facebook group that the suspect recently joined had about 1,100 members and included racist, sexist and anti-Semitic photos and posts. It has since been taken down.

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Black Mothers Sue Mississippi Over Education Inequality

F our Black mothers filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Mississippi’s elected leaders and state education officials, alleging that they oversee an education system that discriminates against Black students,  CBS News reports.

Mississippi violates a 19th century federal law that allowed the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, the suit alleges. The law prohibits Mississippi from depriving its citizens of the “school rights and privileges” guaranteed in the state’s constitution.

“From 1890 until the present day, Mississippi repeatedly has amended its education clause and has used those amendments to systematically and deliberately deprive African Americans of the education rights guaranteed to all Mississippi schoolchildren by the 1868 Constitution,”  argues the lawsuit, filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, on behalf of the mothers.

According to the SPLC, the law mandates a “uniform system of free public schools” for all children.

The mothers, who have children attending public school, say Mississippi deprives their children of an equal education because they are Black and stuck in failing schools.

Indeed, all 19 of Mississippi’s failing school districts are predominantly Black, while high-performing school districts across the state are predominantly White, notes the SPLC, which blames part of the problem on unequal school funding .

Failing Black schools “lack textbooks, literature, basic supplies, experienced teachers, sports and other extracurricular activities, tutoring programs, and even toilet paper,” according to the civil rights organization.

The list of defendants includes Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant , House Speaker Philip Gunn, all Republican elected officials, state school Superintendent Carey Wright and the nine state Board of Education members, CBS News reported.

SOURCE:   CBS News

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