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Re: People of color at SVP
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 Pluto77189@aol.com wrote:
> This brings up something that I found a bit disturbing at school. As
> the years passed at NCSU, I noticed the number of black or hispanic
> students began to drop in all my biology/zoology courses. Upon
> graduation, one could count the number of black students (out of the
> whole group of hunderds in zoology) on one or two hands. It seems
> that biology(and zoology in particular) are not attracting many
> minority students at all. Kind of weird.
> The majors taken by certain minorities seem to be "self-segregating".
> Certain etnic groups tended to take certain majors. Zoology was
> almost all white, chemistry nearly all pakistani, indian and other
> asian ethnic backgrounds. math was mostly asian and white. The
> engineering was a decent balance, as were humanities and social
> The strange thing is that there were almost NO minorities in my higher
> level life-science courses. IT is really weird. Through my entire
> time at NCSU, I only met ONE black student that was majoring in
> There IS somethingkinda disturbing about it.
How many employment opportunities in zoology and what's the pay scale