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Improving the Pipeline Into Science for Minorities

A theme that came up repeatedly during a symposium on improving the representation of women and minorities in the science pipeline was what sociologist and civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois called "twoness": the idea that whites and minorities perceive and experience two different worlds, two different sets of expectations and circumstances. Achieving ethnic, racial, and gender parity in the science pipeline will require measures that help white and minority graduate students, and their mentors, better understand the world they each live in, the panelists said.

Author RISEnet Member Contributor
Michael Price Jina Kim
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February 20, 2013 Minorities, Diversity/lqualidad, Gender, Reseaccrch/Report/Data
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