How has the racial and ethnic composition of philosophy PhDs in the US changed over the past decade or so?Over at The Splintered Mind, Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside) gives us the numbers.
Here’s the breakdown for philosophy PhDs in 2011 and 2021.
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)
(categories below are non-Hispanic)
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.0%||0.0%|
|Black or African American||2.7%||2.8%|
|More than one race:||1.3%||3.1%|
By comparison, here is the breakdown for all PhDs in 2021:
- Hispanic or Latino (any race): 9.3%
- American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.3%
- Asian: 9.8%
- Black or African American: 7.9%
- White: 69.1%
- More than one race: 3.5%
More details here.