He was partly inspired by the lack of African Americans working in the tech industry – 1% of tech employees at #Google, #Facebook and other leading #SiliconValley companies are black.
But when the program began last month, it wasn’t difficulty with Java or finessing career strategies that threatened one student’s progress.
As part of the programme, each student is provided with a living expense. When one of his students, who did not have a bank account, attempted to cash his cheque in a branch of the Atlanta Check Cashing Company, he was accused of attempting to submit a false or stolen money order. Police were called, and the student was threatened with arrest.
Sampson broke the story down into a series of tweets, and posted the stream on #Storify. His posts have been shared hundreds of times.
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