Re: Misuse of Statistics Dilutes the Argument
@DJ Liu- Thank you for your comment. I certainly don't want to do what you think I've done. But I feel like between what I could include int he article and what I linked to I made the case that not only are there more degrees being granted but total employment among minorities is not growing. the argument I'm making isn't about hiring (though minority hiring isn't in line with degrees offered either). It is about people staying in the field.
So, just for argument's sake, let's say those 18% of degrees that went to hispanic and African American CS majors all were leading to jobs. We'd expect to see, eventually, that the number of hispanics and African Americans in IT would be growing. The same with women. However, that isn't true. It is basically flat.
The reason is not new hires specifically. It is that once new hires arrive they don't like what they see. So, while I'm certainly interested in new hire numbers, they aren't actually relevant to the argument I'm making here which is that for at least the last decade, we've been inspiring more minorities to get into IT than we've inspired to stay.