This blog was established by the Digital Learning Lab to provide information that supports Black America’s efforts to close the Digital Divide. Its original name "HBCU-Levers" reflected its initial focus on HBCUs. Its scope has broadened to include community-based groups that enhance the computational thinking skills of Black Americans and the networks of successful Black techs who support each others’ efforts to achieve even greater success.
Best States for American Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Female Tech – Vers 1.0f
Last update: Thursday 12/18/16
This note provides answers to basic questions about the diversity of the U.S. information technology sector. In other words, it's a set of FAQs. Its extensive answers are based on U.S. Census data related to American Black, Hispanic, Asian, and female tech professionals in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia in 2015. (Note: the DLL has also published a supplement to this report, "Foreign Professionals: U.S. Tech’s Other Pipelines – Version 1.0")
Readers are advised to view this lengthy report on their workstations, not on their smartphones. They should also use recent versions of Chrome, Safari, or Firefox... This draft will be modified in response to comments, suggestions, and corrections that we receive from our readers ... :-)