Accountants have long wondered why their professional sector has remained, so, well, white.After all, in an industry where job market demands exceed the supply of professionals, just about anybody who can count the beans is welcome to join the firm.

No, it has been more a matter of how few young African-American, Hispanic and Native American students choose to major in accounting or finance and go on to a career in that field. They tended to pursue the social sciences, especially teaching and social work, rather than their universities' accounting and finance departments.

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