science


Beyond Starship Enterprise: Racism, Sexism, and the Science Pipeline

Decked out in a white lab coat straight from central casting, the African American science teacher featured in target’s latest “Back to School” commercial is a cartoonish reminder of the dearth of images of black scientists in American popular culture. Riffing about school supplies to the tune of Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded […]


Nice White Boys Next Door and Mass Murder – By Sikivu Hutchinson, from the Feminist Wire

Standing in line at the California Science Center the day of the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary school, my students wondered aloud about the race of the shooter.  “More than likely he was white,” they agreed. As the only people of color waiting to be admitted to the exhibit, […]