“The stark lack of diversity in Silicon Valley is on the agenda at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting here today,” Jon Swartz reports for USA Today. “And Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will give Rev. Jesse Jackson the floor before taking questions from investors.”

“n an interview with USA TODAY before his remarks, Jackson offered words of praise for the company, which is donating more than $50 million to non-profit organizations to increase the ranks of women and minorities in Silicon Valley and the tech industry, dominated by white and Asian men,” Swartz reports. “With its donation, Apple will support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the National Center for Women and Information Technology to help more women, minorities and veterans find work in tech. ‘The fund is not a cost to the company but value added,’ said Jackson, who vowed to continue to push tech firms to diversify their predominantly white male boards of directors.”

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