“One of the factors creating this perfect storm is the amassed evidence on hidden bias,” says tech pioneer Mitch Kapor, 64, who doesn’t think blatant racism is a big factor in Silicon Valley hiring discrimination. “Everyone has a subconscious and automatic preference of this over that. Once you’re aware of that, you can take steps to change.“
What the Kapors think matters. They are a tech community power couple, especially if you’re among the powerless.