(CNN) Four women were honored during this year’s memorable Nobel Prize week.
Of 931 individuals and 28 organizations to have won the prize since the awards began, just 16 are Black.
Twelve Black people have won the Peace Prize, three the Nobel Prize in Literature, and one the associated Prize in Economics awarded by Sweden’s central bank in Alfred Nobel’s honor.
“I think the problem really with the lack of racial diversity is not a problem of the Nobel awards, rather that’s more a societal systemic problem.”
A lack of diversity in science can lead to a lack of information about certain demographics, he added.