#BlackInTheIvory: Academia's Role in Institutional Racism (2020)
For many Black scientists and researchers, working in academia means weathering systemic bias, micro-aggressions, and isolation. Dr. Shardé M. Davis, a communications researcher at the University of Connecticut, created #BlackInTheIvory as a platform for discussing the experiences of Black academics.
On December 3, 2020, Dr. Davis joined Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden [PhD ’17], a nuclear engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and Dr. James Mickens [MIT MLK Visiting Scholar 2014-15], a computer scientist at Harvard University, to examine academia's role in perpetuating institutional racism and efforts to change those systems. Tanya Ballard Brown, an editor at National Public Radio (NPR), moderated.
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