TITLE: Programming for All: will.i.am AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: November 02, 2011 7:39 AM DESC: ----- BODY: While reading a bit about the recent flap over racism in the tech start-up world, I found this passage in a piece by Michael Arrington:
will.i.am was proposing an ambitious new idea to help get inner city youth (mostly minorities) to begin to see superstar entrepreneurs as the new role models, instead of NBA stars. He believes that we can effect real societal change by getting young people to learn how to program, and realize that they can start businesses that will change the world.
Cool. will.i.am is a pop star who has had the ear of a lot of kids over the last few years. I hope they listen to this message from him as much as they do to his music. -----