Historically black colleges and universities are providing resources to support minorities in the sciences, writes Alexandra Ossola at the Atlantic. She notes that Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans comprise 26 percent of the US workforce, but are only 10 percent of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce.

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