Banish the Stereotype That Blacks Are Incapable of Advanced Scientific Research

A report from the Africa News Service notes that Esther Effiong of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development in Nigeria is coming to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The report notes that Ms. Effiong is the first student in the 140-year history of Howard University to achieve a perfect score on the university’s Ph.D. placement examination.