Racism and academia: partners in crime

Written by Dani Beck (University of Oslo, Norway)

While many of us are having difficult conversations about racism right now, there’s still a lingering misconception that academia is a safe haven for employees, unaffected by racism and the impact of systemic racism. This is simply not true. Science and academia are not disjointed from issues of racism. In fact, they are partners in crime, and they have been through many centuries and in many fields. In fact, science was at the forefront of the invention of race. A brief history Angela Saini (author) takes us through the course of the history of academia’s entanglement with racism and race...

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