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Ecology Profs Claim There are ‘Systems of Racial Oppression’ in Urban Wildlife

Ecology Profs Claim There are ‘Systems of Racial Oppression’ in Urban Wildlife

“urban ecology and evolution researchers must consider how systems of racial oppression affect the environmental factors driving biological change in cities”

Isn’t it interesting that this comes as the Democrats are running on the theme of systemic racism? It’s probably just a coincidence.

The College Fix reports:

Ecology professors warn about ‘systems of racial oppression’ in urban wildlife

Ecology professors are sounding alarms about racism in urban wildlife and accusing environmentalists of not seeing the connection between the environment and racial issues such as police brutality.

A paper in Science magazine published on August 13 warns that researchers are ignoring the link between racism and urban ecology.

The team of researchers wrote:

We draw on existing research to link racist practices – including residential segregation – to the observed heterogeneous patterns of flora and fauna observed by urban ecologists. As a result, urban ecology and evolution researchers must consider how systems of racial oppression affect the environmental factors driving biological change in cities.

“The origins of environmentalism in the United States were heavily influenced by white men who expressed racist perspectives in their efforts to protect nature,” the researchers said.

The team said that “[w]hite-led environmental and climate movements have long marginalized issues of racial justice” and “have traditionally considered structural violence to be unrelated to environmental issues.”

The researchers said “state-sanctioned police brutality,” “environmental degradation,” and “the climate crisis…reinforce patterns of racial segregation and criminalization of minoritized people in urban public spaces.”

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From broken minds comes this word salad, tossed, with croutons of insanity.

As usual there is that underlying presumption that just because a scientist is white, any conclusions are tinged with assumed racism.

I know for a fact that we only used white mice when studying learning behavior is psychology class. /s

Morning Sunshine | August 25, 2020 at 10:11 pm

I used to read my FIL’s Science magazines; I found them informative and interesting. Sad that they have come to this.

What in the hell does that even mean?

It means white scientists need to donate to BLM; provide them with reparations for recognizing something that can hardly be tied together! Ecologists actually aren’t trained in race relations or sociology but I’m sure they all have opinions. Hopefully, for the left, they are the “Right” opinions.

And this is why we can’t have nice things anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwpD3USKEKw

I’m enjoying watching the liberals attack each other over their pet causes.

was this paid for with government money?

Does this mean that grey squirrels discriminate against red squirrels? Systemically (whatever the hell that means)? And does the author propose sending the grey squirrels to lectures?

Reminds me of the Cambodian influence on German literature.

It’s because of those damn elitist chimps oppressing those poor downtrodden baboons. Yes indeed. Racist oppression is everywhere in the natural world.

This supremely idiotic material would be barely suitable for a parody site like the Onion. It’s utterly moronic, and it doesn’t even have the saving grace of being funny or even mildly amusing.

Who are the mental defectives and mindless ass-hats who give this worthless ignorant nonsense any credence?

I’m so depressed. I need a drink. 🙁

I studied Biology of Populations as an undergraduate. This article strikes me as either bad science fiction or a pseudo-scientific product of a demented individual in the Sociology Department.

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