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Swimming in the shoals of academic racism in US STEM

The numbers are stunning. Eighty-eight percent of United States

science and engineering professionals are white or Asian.

Thirty-seven percent of American colleges and universities have no

black faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

(STEM) programmes, while 28% have one black faculty in these


In 2014, 53% of the full-time STEM professors in the historically black

colleges and universities (HBCU), such as Howard University in

Washington, DC, were white men.


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