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Dr.Biassi

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I just read some threads this morning about diversity and racism in pharmacy. I would like to post this info from AACP for info:

According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) Fall 2003 Profile of Pharmacy Students, the pharmacy student enrollment in fall 2003 was composed of:

58.4 percent white
9.7 percent Black or African American
3.7 percent Hispanic or Latino
20.9 percent Asian, Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.4 percent Native Americans or Alaska Native
4.7 percent Other/Unknown
2.2 percent Foreign

Title of the article:Issue Brief: Diversity in Health Professions
 

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Those numbers are fine but they do lack the fundamental information to either argue for or against the "lack" of diversity. The other thread argues that there is discrimination against african americans and your post points out about 9% of 2003 class was african american. The important numbers would be how many of each group applied and how many were accepted. would it still be discrimination if 33% of whites that applied were accepted but 50% of a specific minority group that applied was accepted? in my opinion no.
 
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