Crossing the border

Additional visas to skilled immigrants pose threat to black technology professionals

groups in high-tech fields. The issue begins with education. More underrepresented groups need to be attracted to math and science studies,” asserts Mahler.

NEW ECONOMY PROFESSIONAL JOBS, 1990

 

White

Black

American Indian and Alaskan Native

Asian and Pacific Islander

Biologists 54,392 2,443 240 4,596
Computer Scientists 406,331 25,370 1,361 34,315
Mathematical Scientists 5,057 364 9 355
Electrical & Electronic Engineers 404,501 19,690 1,289 37,252
SOURCE: U.S. Census, 1990
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