Once gain, breaking the odds, the prejudice of US president-elect Donald Trump and his top aide has triggered a new controversy in the US and India tech space. In a recent interview, Steve Bannon, the chief strategist of Trump, has restlessly questioned the prominence of Asians in the Silicon Valley as bosses.
Bannon, who was earlier associated with Breitbart News Network as an Executive Chairman, has already hinted some of his views against the foreign workers at technology companies in the past. At that time he said, during an interview with The Washington Post, that foreign students should return to their respective countries soon after attending school in the US, instead of settling down here and working at or starting tech companies.
The interview where he seemed critical on the obscurity of Asians in Silicon Valley was done a month ago, but has appeared in the US media this week. Bannon had also interviewed Trump, last year on radio, where the current President-elect noted that students attending the US universities were heading home after their education.
In his recent interview, Banno said that when two-third of the three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from Asia, a country is more than an economy, We’re a civil society.
As per a study conducted in May, last year it is seen that white men were 149 per cent more likely to be the CEOs compared to the Asian men. The study also revealed that the impact of race is 3.7 per cent more significant than gender, keeping in mind the native factors in the companies. One-third of the total employees in Silicon Valley are Asian, but they are under one-fifth of management and only 14 percent are CEOs. Regardless of the stats, some Indians have managed to nab top management positions that are really significant.