Neil deGrasse Tyson Sum Up Exactly Why There Are So Few Black Scientists

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Why There Are So Few Black Scientists


This disparity starts in the education system, where minority students are not being encouraged to study the sciences and where course study opportunity still breaks down across racial, gender and socioeconomic lines. Last year in 11 states, no African-American students took the AP Computer Science exam. The College Board itself was not surprised by this, responding, "Unfortunately, computing courses have historically been dominated by white, male students."

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