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.