Kamala Harris Pushes Bill to Create More STEM Jobs for People of Color

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California Senator Kamala Harris introduced a bill on May 2 that would help provide educational opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields for students of color.

The 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act will help provide STEM education programs for girls, LGBTQ students, students of color, and students with disabilities, according to a statement. Harris said the US will face a shortage of approximately one million STEM professionals by 2025 and wants to make sure there are people of color and minorities working in the field.

“When we have more women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities in STEM jobs, we get better results,” Harris said in the statement. “Preparing our nation’s students for the jobs of the 21st century starts in the classroom, and we must ensure that the benefits of that education are shared equally with…

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