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Black scientists gather to form communities and boost diversity in science

Nature Medicine — April 12, 2021

Black scientists have been historically underrepresented in academia and science. A 2018 study of the National Center for Education Statistics found that only 6% of faculty in the USA were Black. Systemic racism and other issues that translate into a lack of diversity in research often cause unwelcoming environments for Black scientists. Last fall, sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement and triggered by the #BlackBirdersWeek virtual event, several scientific communities took to social media to create ‘#BlackIn...’ movements.


The March for Science is back — and here’s what to expect.

April 12, 2018

Thousands of scientists will march once again all over the world. In Mexico, this year’s March for Science will turn quite political since we have general elections and none of the candidates have revealed a science & technology plan.

Republished in Scientific American

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