As we've previously reported, Latinos are one of the fastest growing demographics in the U.S. and, as consumers, have widely been considered "ahead of the digital curve." But Latinos are still vastly underrepresented in future-forward careers and educational fields associated with high-tech, which will be the focus of a panel discussion at the Latino Education and Advocacy Days summit at Cal State this year.
On Wednesday, Rev. Jesse Jackson decided to call attention to the tech industry's diversity problem by writing an open letter to Silicon Valley giants and leading a delegation to Hewlett-Packard's shareholders meeting.
AT&T's HACEMOS, a Hispanic/Latino Association hosted its annual National High Technology Day across the U.S. on Thursday to help get Latino and other minority high school students excited about careers in high-tech fields.