Study Finds Black STEM Students Who Look “Stereotypically Black” Are Less Likely to Graduate


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A recent study led by scholars at Rice University in Houston has found that African American STEM students who look more “stereotypically Black” are less likely to complete their degrees than their peers.

For their study, the research team analyzed a five-year history of a sample of Black, White, and Asian students who went to college for a STEM degree. They compared how long each students stayed in their STEM degree...