Many people seem to think that a certain sector of minorities dominate the field of computer science here in the U.S. but it may not be the one that you think.
“More Blacks work in computer-related occupations than are employed as elementary and middle school teachers or postal workers. And, like those students at Morehouse and Bowie State, Black college students are more likely to choose computer science as a major than White students. In part because of the high share of blacks who major in computer science and because of the large number of Black college students, there are more baccalaureate degrees awarded to African- Americans than to Asian-Americans in computer science.”
As hinted in the article with the use of “postal workers,” African-Americans are often stereotyped as only working jobs that don’t require a high level of intellect or intelligence. Reports like this are extremely helpful in the effort of debunked bad stereotypes and we definitely thank Dr. William Spriggs for that. This also ties in to the tech backlash that bubbled to the surface earlier this year. Click here to read the entire article.