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Black economists recall 50 years of struggle | Bloomberg

Trevon Logan, who’s black, was called “boy” while seeking his first job as an economist. Economics professor Cecilia Conrad, also black, had three of her white male students complain about being taught by an “obvious affirmative-action hire.” Black people are less represented in economics than in STEM fields. And their share has trended down since the mid-1990s. Thaddeus Spratlen, professor emeritus of business at the UW, is quoted.