(PATRIOT POST) – You’d have to be living in a cave to miss the current national fervor over “whiteness” and all the baggage that comes along with being white in this country. In a range of fields and industries, the number one concern is that they’re too white. “White privilege,” indeed.
Now there’s a whiteness problem in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), apparently, and there’s a big push to make sure that changes.
For example, according to a survey at MachineDesign, “Our 2015 Salary Survey highlights the current work environment of our engineering readers. It shows that our engineering workforce is dominated by white males age 50 and over. One of the major concerns expressed by a majority of our responding engineers was the ability to find qualified engineering talent. One solution to this issue is to encourage diversity among future engineers and promote STEM education among women and minorities.”
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