The share of Black women majoring in economics has declined since 2006. @RhondaVSharpe’s research shows that Black women econ majors⬆️ by 1% to (5,091 to 5,138). The # of Black men econ majors⬆️ by 44% (6,247 to 9,004). 4/N
“I would not recommend my own (black) children to go into this field. It was a mistake for me to choose this field. Had I known that it would be so toxic, I would not have…”
What to do? We propose addressing supply and demand -- the pipeline and the climate in the economics profession.
“How will the lack of diversity and inclusion in this fundamental system [citations, pubs] in economics allow for greater diversity and inclusion in Nobel, John Bates Clark, and other awards with such a structural flaw in the system?” 23/N
Black women, don't leave economics. We're here & have your backs, and many others do and will, too. 27/N