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Most TV computer scientists are still white men. Google wants to change that.

September 4, 2017View for printing

Google is calling on Hollywood to give equal screen time to women and minorities after a new study the Internet giant funded found that most computer scientists on television shows and in the movies are played by white men.

The problem with the hackneyed stereotype of the socially inept, hoodie-clad white male coder? It does not inspire underrepresented groups to pursue careers in computer science, says Daraiha Greene, Google CS in Media program manager, multicultural strategy.

"We are not trying to erase that image, but we want to diversify and show other people in these roles as well," Greene said.

Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY ... /622088001/
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