- May 13, 2012
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Only white/asian males can do tech. Everybody knows it. Why can't we say it?
Not a Single Girl Took the AP Computer Science Test in Mississippi, Montana - NationalJournal.com
January 14, 2014
The pipeline of students who will be tomorrow's tech leaders is alarmingly vanilla.
According to a new analysis of test-takers, not a single girl, African-American or Hispanic student took the computer science Advanced Placement test in Mississippi or Montana last year. More than a third of the population in Mississippi is black.
In other words, a hugely disproportionate bunch of white guys took the test.
There are 11 states where not a single African-American took the test, and eight states where no Hispanics sat for the exam.
Of the approximately 30,000 students who took the exam in 2013, only around 20 percent were female, according to the analysis, and a tiny 3 percent were African-American. Just 8 percent were Hispanic.