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Thai Wright

Tessa Benson-Greenwald is studying minority experiences in majority group spaces.

Graduate student digs into the social psychology behind minority experience

The lack of diversity in academia, especially in STEM disciplines, is no secret. In 2015, the National Center for Education Statistics issued a report on racial backgrounds of full-time professors across the United States: 83 percent were Caucasian, nine percent were Asian/Pacific Islander, four percent were African American, three percent were Hispanic and one percent were Native American/Alaska Native individuals.