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actually problem decomposition and rote tool understanding  is 'programming' Knowing  how to 'use' the tools of algebra to solve problems is programming.Knowing how music works (what is harmonic, discordant, rhythmic ,etc) and 'making music 's programming. The key is getting from 'knowing the tool'  to 'knowing how to use the tools to solve problems' (algorithms) and getting them excited that they can 'model' solutions based on their knowledge... and the more they know......
bias takes many forms... and American Racism at the elite level is highly refined, because, it's the root of it [racism is a variation on 'devine right'... the powers of the universe ordain me and 'people like me' to control everything I want to control.   The trick is, to convince others they have a chance to 'be like me' and use whatever form of bigotry that works for them to align with my goals.  Again, the key item is discrimination.   A lot of white guys are...
sigh. what he's saying is people of color are people, and given the same education, experience, and opportunities, succeed at the same rate Western European people do.  But they are not given the same education, experience, or opportunities. India is one of the most racist/discriminatory/misogynist cultures in the world.   Should I infer the head of Microsoft is Racist.  No.  My point being, you didn't make a point... you provided data.  It's like saying we're post-racial...
not to his stats, and out of work means still means in the workforce pool.... just drowning.
Racism is more refined that that.    "He didn't go to Harvard.... like this guy""His net worth makes us queasy he can't dedicate the time to the position""She has a 14 yo child" You don't have to say it... you just have to have enough people to 'think it'.
Racism/discrimination is a cumulative effect.  What happened to people of color 20-40 years ago (and their parents and grandparents before them) basically eliminated them as potential candidates [didn't go to the right school, haven't worked up the corporate ladder, not economically self sufficient because no generational wealth accumulation].  Jesse is saying effectively that the bastion of white maledom needs affirmative action. And... check your stats.  US Bureau of...
he didn't... he said 'happily racist' if all white men were on the board.   Didn't say how they got there, didn't say why, no validation of the process... just said he'd be happily called that if that were the result.  I try not to read much into what people say, but I also learned that their first direct thought is the most accurate one.
And I would posit  that 'token' is a bad choice of words (or was it?)   I think 'Board members who can best represent our global community of owners, employees and customers' Job creation in the knowledge industry is less about creating 'jobs' in Detroit, than to 'educate for the new economy' in Detroit.   That's where the problem lies.  Education is based on property values and people with no excess capital for community reinvestment (due to 100's of years of not being...
A lot more White congressmen have done far worse... so what your saying is non-white congressmen are no different than white congressmen? So they are qualified to sit on boards just like white ex-congressmen?
 The inclusion of 'rather have all white men... and if that makes me racist, I'm happily so'   is a telling turn of a phrase.    I read that as: I don't care about people not like me, as long as I get and keep mine, and I'll do whatever is necessary to do so' That's prima facie evidence of Racism as I have learned it. But I may be wrong....What's your definition of Racism?
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