On NPR's All Things Considered, Professor, author and CEO of Clearly Innovative, Aaron Saunders talks about the challenges of being African-American in the tech industry.
Dr. Irving Pressley McPhai: America and its businesses need to recruit more minorities in STEM fields.
With major demographic changes in the United States, the disparity of underrepresented minorities, including women, is becoming an increasing problem for the STEM disciplines. A study by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. on U.S. engineering degrees found that African-Americans, American Indians, and Latinos account for 34 percent of the total U.S. population (ages 18 to 24), but earn only 12 percent of all undergraduate degrees in engineering.
International Business Times article on Why More Black Engineers Aren't Being Hired In Silicon Valley
New Republic article on Why Black Students Struggle in STEM Subjects: Low Expectations