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Diversity Increases, but not for African Americans

VU International News and Reviews No. 96 August 28 2017

March 2020

In a study on faculty representation and wage gaps by race/ethnicity and gender in six fields at 40 selective, public universities in the US, two researchers from the University of Missouri found that while there is a trend toward greater diversity in academia along racial/ethnic and gender lines, especially in STEM fields, black faculty are an exception; there is little indication that their representation is improving even among young faculty.

The study was based on data collected manually from faculty rosters as published on department websites at the sampled universities during the 2015-16 academic year.

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