Minorities in Science

The Challenge for Change in Biomedicine

  • Vijaya L. Melnick
  • Franklin D. Hamilton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Minorities in Science: Availability and Barriers That Affect Availability

  3. Problems of Minorities at Majority Institutions

  4. Public Policy and Biomedical and Behavioral Training: Effective Development of Existing Potential

  5. Financial Support for Minority Scientific Activities in Education and Research

  6. Affirmative Action: Myth or Reality?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Edward R. Roybal
      Pages 179-186
    3. James C. Goodwin
      Pages 195-207
  7. Special Training Programs for Minority Students in Science: College Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Richard P. McGinnis
      Pages 211-213
    3. Franklin D. Hamilton
      Pages 225-230
    4. William D. Wallace
      Pages 231-235
  8. Special Training Programs for Minority Students in Science: Precollege Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Carl Hime
      Pages 259-266
    3. Shirley Mahaley Malcom, Wayne Fortunato-Schwandt, Franklin D. Hamilton, Vijaya L. Melnick
      Pages 281-286
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-296

About this book


Change is the essence of progress. We now stand at the crossroads of our civilization where change is essential in the conduct of our institu­ tions, in the plans and models we project for the future, and in the very patterns of our thinking if we are to survive as "one nation under God . . . with liberty and justice for all. " Opportunity to participate and fulfill the responsibility of building the nation must be available to all citizens in a true republic. For the viability of governmental institutions, in a modem democratic nation­ state, rests on the diversity of the genius of her citizens, and this enables the nation to accommodate herself better to changes of the times. But if the nation becomes impervious to change and resistant to modify its institutions to keep in pace with the times, then the nation will indeed be doomed to wither and perish. History is replete with examples of civilizations that have gone that course. It is therefore our responsibility to insure that our government institutions are kept receptive to change and reflective of the needs and concerns of her citizenry. In America today, economic and social powers generally go to those who can claim a superior education and professional experience. As our society, and indeed the world, becomes increasingly dependent on science and technology, education in those fields becomes impera­ tive to the power equation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vijaya L. Melnick
    • 1
  • Franklin D. Hamilton
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal City CollegeUSA
  2. 2.The University of TennesseeUSA
  3. 3.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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