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By martinig
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Published: Feb 12 2014 / 11:58

It’s been scientifically proven that more diverse communities and workplaces create better products and the solutions to difficult problems are more complete and diverse themselves. Companies are struggling to find adequate talent. So why do we see so few women, people of color, and LGBTQ people at our software development events and on the about pages of our websites? Even more curiously, why do 60% of women leave the tech industry within 10 years? Why are fewer women choosing to pursue computer science and related degrees than ever before? Why have stories of active discouragement, dismissal, harassment, or worse become regular news?
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slfisher replied ago:

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I was actually just coming here with a similar question. The governor of Idaho was just quoted as saying that he didn't believe the state's anti-gay reputation was hurting it in terms of high-tech business recruitment, and I was wondering how true that was. http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/02/12/3023387/otter-says-idahos-anti-gay-reputation.html

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dwschulze replied ago:

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Where's the "scientific" proof that diverse communities perform better than non-diverse communities? In order to answer that question you would have to define diversity. On university campuses diversity means being hostile to those that aren't politically liberal. Diversity is usually a code word for liberal politics. ,

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