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New Report Shows the 'Pipeline' Problem is a Myth

The pipeline might not be the problem — according to this new report at least. Kauffman Fellows recently released a report debunking the pipeline problem, a myth used by big tech companies that seeks to blame the lack of qualified Black and Latinx talent for the lack of diversity among their workforce. Simply put, big tech has said there aren’t enough educationally qualified Black and Latinx people which is why representation of people of color is so low among their employees. In 2016, Facebook came under scrutiny for its explanation about its diversity problem. According to a HuffPost article Facebook’s global head of diversity, Maxine Williams blamed the public education system. “It has become clear that at the most fundamental level, appropriate representation in technology or any other industry will depend upon more people having the opportunity to gain necessary skills through the public education system,” Williams said. Williams’ attempted to back her argument with unrelated...