FIGURE 1. Large metro areas with majority-minority child (under 18) populations, 2008.
SOURCE: Brookings Institution, 2010.

In response to an audience member’s question, Espinosa agreed that it was important to look at research data on minority men in a disaggregated manner and that data for any single minority group may look very different from aggregated data across groups. Disaggregating the data by populations, regions, or ethnicities is critical to identifying target populations and capturing their unique characteristics as it relates to STEM participation. To illustrate, she referred to her slides on the top BS-granting colleges for minority males in STEM in 2007 (Table 1), showing that very few schools are listed as top producers for more than one minority male population.

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