Austin has won countless accolades for its fast-moving startup scene, ballooning tech sector and chart-topping population boom. But there’s another story happening. The percentage of African Americans in Austin has decreased over the past two decades as the flow of predominately white tech workers has helped fuel the growth of the tech sector and driven up the cost of living.
Austin’s entrepreneurial spirit — and the addition of big offices for companies like Apple and Oracle — create a lot of opportunities for people of all races. But major questions remain, for both the global tech community and the city of Austin.
Naji H. Kelley, founder of BLNDED Media: Launching in October 2016, BLNDED Media is a platform where underrepresented entrepreneurs can tell their story to inspire, educate and inform other underrepresented entrepreneurs.
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