Listen and learn. When confused or curious, ask. Compensate those willing to take the time to answer. These are my instructions to myself.
I’m a white guy from the Midwest. What I don’t know about diversity, equity, and inclusion is the subject of innumerable texts and talks. As I continue my education, I am awestruck by the creativity used to present evidence and invent new learning and teaching tools. Collected here are those materials that particularly helped me. I hope they help you too.
The items shared on this page are the result of hard work, often by those people who are most marginalized. Authors are cited and links to their Twitter or other Internet presence is listed. Also, I have included the author’s Patreon or other compensatory means when I know it. As Raychelle Burks (@Dr.Rubidium) reminds, “May your time not be wasted and may you get paid.”
Breaking down barriers. How can you use your privilege to make things more equitable?
Research opportunities. Make your lab look like the world we live in.
“A community-driven initiative to create rewarding remote summer research opportunities for BIPOC undergraduate students in the microbial sciences.”
Teaching aides. Representation matters.
“Illustrations that depict the scientific contributions of a molecular/cell biologist/biochemist of color whom we admire.”
“Named Reactions Discovered and Developed by Women”
by Julie A. Olson and Kevin M. Shea
“Women in Chemistry”
“A call to action on hiring minority professors.”
by Michael D. L. Johnson @blacksciblog
“What Can We Learn about Equity from Unculturable Bacteria?”
by Beronda Montgomery @BerondaM
“The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist”
by Ben Barres
Also his essay in Nature contains this damning story, “Ben Barres gave a great seminar today, but then his work is much better than his sister’s.”
“Black, God-fearing scientists willing to talk to congregations about COVID vaccines“