“Racism in science is like racism in all other aspects of our society.”
The left is coming for the hard sciences. This is just the beginning.
Campus Reform reports:
New course will teach UNH students about ‘racism in science’
Declaring that science is not necessarily “culturally neutral,” academics at the University of New Hampshire are offering a new course about anti-racism in STEM.
Natural resources professor Serita Frey and graduate student Emily Whalen are teaching “Anti-Racism in Science: Promoting an Inclusive and Equitable STEM Community” in the spring 2021 semester.
The course — a graduate “Hot Topics” seminar — will detail the history of racism in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to the university’s course database, the class will be open to 100 students.
“Racism in science is like racism in all other aspects of our society. As we say in the course syllabus, science is often viewed as ‘culturally neutral,’ and scientific information is often presented as objective and unbiased,” explained Frey in an interview with UNH Today. “However, science, like every other human endeavor is subject to the biases of its practitioners.”
Frey — who chairs the College of Life Science and Agriculture’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee — added that “all of us in the U.S. were raised with a 400-year history of racism and thus we all hold biases, implicit or otherwise.” As a result, it is difficult for “Black, indigenous people and people of color (BIPOC) to enter and fully participate in STEM disciplines.”
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