No African Americans Among the 72 New Inductees to the National Academy of Sciences

Each year the prestigious National Academy of Sciences selects new members, who in the academy’s judgment have made the greatest contribution to scientific research, including social science research. Election to the academy is an extraordinary honor and is often seen as the pinnacle of a scholar’s career.

Recently the National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 72 new members. While the academy does not release data on the race of its membership, it appears from JBHE research that none of the 72 new members are African Americans.