Felecia Commodore was quoted in a recent article in The Atlantic:
The Disciplines Where No Black People Earn Ph.D.s
In more than a dozen academic fields—largely STEM related—not a single black student earned a doctoral degree in 2017.
“The lack of black doctoral students is due, in part, to a broken pipeline, and addressing the issue is a matter of getting more students interested in pursuing the credential. But pipeline problems don’t necessarily account for the number of black college graduates who don’t pursue, or are dissuaded from, higher degrees because of how those programs treat black people. ‘You hear a lot of horror stories from black faculty and black doctoral students,’ Felecia Commodore, an assistant professor of higher education at Old Dominion University, told me.”