However, one area in which we still lack understanding is the effect of our slowly changing environments on underrepresented students in higher education. Staff, faculty and college figure heads may pride themselves on the recent changes while simultaneously failing to recognize that the labor which created this progress was born by their most marginalized. Most importantly, academia is failing to recognize the ways in which students of color and other marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by this labor and the national climate in which they are working in.
"Science has a racism problem. And it is not limited to scientific discoveries and their attendant usage. The scientific establishment, scientific education, and the metrics used to define scientific success have a racism problem as well. " By editors of a science journal, thirteen non-black scientists.
"As physicists we often believe that our field is a place where anyone can succeed regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Although overt discrimination has decreased, many kinds of unintentional and intentional bias still run rampant. Fortunately, many of these biases are identifiable and there are actionable steps your department can take to prevent and address them."
"In some sense, at least in the U.S., one could certainly argue that mathematics operates as whiteness. In this blog, I would like to pose the question: Can mathematics do otherwise? Can mathematics be antiracist?"
"The horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black lives have resulted in written statements by CEOs, COOs, college and university presidents, provosts, deans, department heads, and numerous others that promise to understand and address the racism that Black people face.
As an African American professor, I want to believe that these well-crafted statements will result in actions leading to equality for people of color. Previous anti-racist efforts have left me disappointed and hardened with a cynical shell. Yet, today's efforts appear different. People of all races, ages, and backgrounds are protesting across the globe against racial injustice. Many of my colleagues—in particular those who identify as white—are asking themselves seriously for the first time 'What can I do to fight against systematic and institutional racism?'"
"Despite their initial high interest in science, students who belong to excluded racial and ethnic groups leave
science at unacceptably high rates. ‘‘Fixing the student’’ approaches are not sufficient at stemming the loss.
It is time to change the culture of science by putting inclusive diversity at the center."
"Part of the centring of whiteness in academia is that white faculty members are deemed the arbiters of the existence, validity and impact of racism: racism exists when white people say it does. As a result, racism is often disregarded and excused in academic institutions, at the expense of Black people."
by Adia Harvey Wingfield. "It's tempting to think of medicine and health care as objective and neutral, driven solely by scientific principles and free inquiry. Indeed, scientists go through extensive measures to make their research bias-free. However, recent developments show that despite the best efforts, racial disparities persist in the health care system even when they are unintentional."
This article focuses on the falling levels of Black STEM representation since the 2000s and discusses the various factors that may be contributing to this representation gap, including lack of federal programs for racial minorities, anti-affirmative action movements, and the structural forces that impact Black students' education.
This article focuses on how researchers engaged in fieldwork-intensive disciplines experience identity-based harassment in the field. It also discusses the efforts spearheaded by Amelia-Juliette Demery and Monique Pipkin, two Black graduate students at Cornell, to develop a set of guidelines to protect students of color from this type of harassment in the field and how to implement these guidelines in practice.