The Social Good Coming from Black Panther: STEM Programs in Compton

The little sister of T’Challa, the main character, is Shuri, a teenage tech genius who is responsible for developing the super suits, communication devices, weapons, and medical equipment that makes Wakanda so powerful. Countless thinkpieces, op-eds, and studies have demonstrated that pitifully few women and non-white people are employed in STEM, particularly in computer programming, so Disney took some of its box office treasure and invested it back into cities so that students who were inspired by Shuri to study technology had the opportunity to do so. Disney gave the Boys and Girls Club of America a million dollars to start a fund for black students in STEM.

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