It is actually quite staggering and to be completely honest a bit disheartening and discouraging. Don't let that stop you though because as a minority multi racial student from a disadvantaged socio-economic background I never gave up even though I faced prejudice. For example, I faced difficulties with the department of chemistry under which I earned my degree specifically with slanderous information being spread around and levied upon me which directly affected my GPA. I directly observed unfair practices in grading regarding tests, quizzes, and assignments which I confirmed by comparing my work and how it was graded with other student's work with largely the same exact answers or content being downgraded while theirs got full or near full credit for the exam problem or the laboratory reports. You should do it anyway because how else will things change for underrepresented student groups?