Responses to 10 Common Criticisms of Anti-Racism Action in STEM
Table of Contents 1. "There is no evidence of racism in STEM."2. "Don't politicize STEM! Stick to the science, not social issues."3. "I'm not a racist, so I don't need to do anything."4. "I only hire/award/cite based on merit; I do not need to consider race."5. "There just aren't as many BIPOC who want to…
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