Shutdown STEM And Academia.. With the Black Lives Matter movement dominating headlines in the last week, systemic racial inequality in academia has also been brought to the forefront, with the hashtag #BlackintheIvory.
Across social media, black academics and educators are sharing countless stories on how they have been subjected to systemic racism, and blatant discrimination from white colleagues.
Shutdown STEM And Academia ON Twitter
Aisha Burton: “#ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia are great ways to start talking about anti-Black racism. But make sure that we are thinking about the long term. How will you keep this going?”.
Steve Gow: “happening now: Halifax #ShutdownAcademia Rally today for Black Lives Matter by Dalhousie University academia and alumni”.
IRA: “A challenge for myself and others for #ShutDownAcademia. Broaden your references and citations. Include a more diverse set of voices as you read, teach, and write. And let me call BS on the response that we all cite the most relevant research when we work. A thread. 1/10”.
Collen Barette: “I’m participating in #ShutDownAcademia today by spending my time educating myself (got a long way to go, no doubt about it) and planning actionable items for myself/the collections I oversee that I will stick to as I work on being a better anti-racist”.
Bunsen and Beaker: “There will be no posts today outside of augmenting accounts of amazing people. I hope every understands: one day is not much to give up to help educate ourselves about racism, prejudice and injustice. #ShutDownSTEM #ShutDownAcademia”.
B.sharp: “Sure, stand with the Black community but remember—standing can only be done for so long. Add more seats at the table. We’re out here. Hire us. Pay us. Respect us. Advocate for us. Keep this same energy today and every day. #ShutDownSTEM #ShutDownAcademia #Strike4BlackLives”.
ryan: “If you’re just hearing about it, here’s what you need to know about the #Strike4BlackLives and related #shutdownSTEM/#ShutDownAcademia movements. thanks for Gizmodo for letting me continue blogging about important things”.