Social Injustice in STEM Careers: Let's Look at the Numbers

In honor of Black History month, let's ponder how the experience of African Americans, Latinos, and women plays out in STEM Careers. What do the numbers tell us?

Landivar's 2013 report analyzes the lack of parity and trends in recent decades using U.S. Census data. For example, nearly half as many Blacks worked in STEM jobs as participated in the workforce overall in 2011. The graphs and charts make clear the discrepancies for African-Americans, Latinos, and women in the high-paying jobs the fields of science, engineering, computer science, and social sciences.

 What are we doing for social justice to change how we live together?