Prince, Van Jones, and #YesWeCode

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(Day 9)

Prince was #TransformDH and many didn’t even know it:

“The YesWeCode initiative, which is part of Jones’ Rebuild the Dream charity, is on a mission to teach 100,000 low-income youths to write code.

“The idea grew out of a conversation Jones had with Prince after the 2012 killing of black teen Trayvon Martin.

“Prince said … ‘A black kid wearing a hoodie might be seen as a thug. A white kid wearing a hoodie might be seen as a Silicon Valley genius,'” recalled political activist Jones in conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday.

“Let’s teach the black kids how to be like Mark Zuckerberg….”

Read it all: http://m.amsterdamnews.com/news/2016/apr/22/princes-vision-lifting-black-youths-get-them-code/

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