Google, Gallup Research Diversity Gaps in Computer Science

CS IS NOT FOR ALL: Google and Gallup have partnered to research diversity gaps in computer science, specifically looking at underrepresented girls, blacks and Hispanics. On Tuesday, findings showed black and Hispanic students are likelier (1.5 and 1.7 times) than white students to be very interesting in learning computer science.

However, compared to white students Black students have less access to CS classes in schools, and black and Hispanic students have less exposure to computers, the report found. The survey of a few thousand parents, teachers and students between December 2015 and January 2016 also revealed boys get more encouragement than girls about how they would be good at CS. Check out the full report here.

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