6/23/20 First-ever local index highlights 65 statistics of inequality
The San Jose State University Human Rights Institute on Tuesday unveiled the Silicon Valley Pain Index, the first of planned annual reports focusing on racial discrimination and income inequality in the region.
Coming at a time when institutional biases against Black people and communities of color are under heightened scrutiny, the index leans on the latest available data and reporting to call out disparities such as the disproportionately high death rate of Latinos from COVID-19 in SCC and the overwhelmingly white makeup of tech company executive suites.
The Silicon Valley Pain Index shows that white supremacy is operating in most all of the institutions and systems in Santa Clara County, whether it be in the criminal justice system, the economy, education, healthcare, or housing,
Key Words: Diversity, Racism

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