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Science and Diversity: A Compelling National Interest

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Science  29 Mar 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5257, pp. 1817-1819
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5257.1817


Affirmative action has emerged as a center-stage issue in higher education. This policy forum reviews the history of affirmative action, its impact on science and engineering, and the status of the groups affected by affirmative action policies. Structural changes are suggested that may lead to widespread adoption of practices that support diversity and inclusion in science and engineering.