For any problem, you fix the problem at the root, the source. For anything you want to create, you start at the root, the source, because everything flows from there. Here, I present some cold, hard, statistics on whether or not there is a talent shortage for black Americans in top companies and whether or not this issue should even be framed as a problem to be solved.



The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) tweet –

My initial response to that tweet –

This report highlights that 7% of stem majors are black and uses United States Census Data. Unfortunately, it does not put this finding into context with other racial categories –

This paper highlights the differences in major choice – (Race and Gender Differences in College Major Choice, Dickson)

This paper highlights the importance of major choice on earning potential- (Ability Sorting and the Returns to College Major, Arcidiacono)

He apologized –