class and privilege in science
January 25, 2013 12:13 PM Subscribe
posted by el io (24 comments total)
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Lack of resources, benign discouragement from well meaning adults, active exclusion by powerful gatekeepers: a classroom scientist discusses things that kill opportunity
for inner city youth.
"But apparently, kids of her ilk were not expected to place. I got amazing push back from the honors biology teacher. She wasn’t forth coming about her placing, held out on giving the young lady her ribbon, and threw away her poster presentation and notebook at the end of the school fair. (Incidentally, an original notebook is a major part of the rubric for regional science fairs)."
The blog entry was inspired by a field guide to privilege in marine science - some reasons why we lack diversity