Minority Postdocs Are Rare, Independent Breed

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Science  03 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5433, pp. 1529-1530
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5433.1529

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The tiny number of minority postdocs suggests that the problem starts at the beginning of the pipeline. Still, very little is being done to plug the leaks near the end, where careers are meant to blossom. The vast majority of scientists seem to feel that the scarcity of underrepresented minorities is not an issue that should be addressed at the postdoc level, where performance is all that matters.