White college dropouts are more likely to succeed than black graduates.

Ever wonder why the tech industry is so white? Surprisingly, one of the requirements is that you attend Harvard, then have the privilege to drop out.

“New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Roots co-founder Questlove can agree on one thing: The Big Apple has the potential to become the next Silicon Valley. That much was made clear when the two appeared in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood on October 1 for the opening of the “Made in NY” center, which is being touted as a cross-industry hub of creative innovation. “Collaboration between the sectors is crucial if we’re going to be the global media capital of the digital age,” Bloomberg said during the press conference. “Our administration is working hard to make sure that’s the case.””

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