Women as a percentage of medical school students nationwide in 1978: 24% The New England Journal of Medicine
In 2019: 51% The New England Journal of Medicine
Black males as a percentage of medical students nationwide in 1978: 3.1% The New England Journal of Medicine
In 2019: 2.9% The New England Journal of Medicine
Percentage of graduating medical students in who reported perceiving that faculty showed a lack of respect for diversity (in 2016 and 2017): 18% JAMA Netw Open
Percentage of Black/African American students who perceived this lack of respect (in 2016 and 2017): 37% JAMA Netw Open
Among 100 largest U.S. cities, number led by a woman mayor as of March 2021: 32 Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
Number led by a Black woman mayor: 7 Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
Percentage of adolescents’ homes and schools within 500 meters of a deadly gun violence incident during 2014–17: 21% Health Affairs
Percentage of Americans who agree that a good way to make society better is to spotlight its problems: 29% American Press Institute
Number if U.S. school districts that have have eliminated their school police officers since the police murder of George Floyd in May 2020: 33 Education Week analysis of media clips
John O. Harney is executive editor of The New England Journal of Higher Education.
“Green Sun with Drum Major” collage by Montserrat College professor Timothy Harney.
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