Stark Racial Disparities Remain in US Physics

Updated: Apr 17

By Rebecca Sohn

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In both her undergraduate education at a historically Black university and as a graduate student in a diverse engineering program, Ebony Omotola McGee always had Black people like herself to look to.


That changed when she got a job at Hewlett-Packard. Suddenly, there were few Black people around her, and she felt isolated and "miserable." She remembers white colleagues leaving math tests on her desk, even as she checked her math and engineering work in presentations over and over. READ MORE

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