Some General Proposals for Increasing the Production of Minority Professionals in the Basic Sciences
On November 4, 1975, approximately 100 presidents of black colleges and universities met with Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary F. David Mathews to propose the establishment of a national plan to achieve parity of black and other minority representation in all areas of higher education and in all professional and technical fields by the year 2000. These college presidents were, in part, led to make this proposal out of consideration of the faltering progress being made toward eliminating the historic gaps between white and minority family incomes as indicated in Table 1 (Padulo, 1974, p. 147).
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