Some General Proposals for Increasing the Production of Minority Professionals in the Basic Sciences

  • Joseph W. Watson


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).


Minority Student Graduate Education Ninth Grade Black College American College Test 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph W. Watson
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  1. 1.Third CollegeUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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