Shout out to Dr. Gillian Anderson and Enrique Chacon for shared items.
How Public Schools Supported Settler Colonialism in BC
If we want change, we must study up on how injustice was normalized in the nation’s classrooms.
Sean Carleton | 16 Dec 2022 | The Conversation | TheTyee.ca
What New Zealand can teach us about reparations
Vox | Dec 15, 2022 | 26:12
The Māori fight for justice leads the way on how to reckon with a dark past.
Smith apologizes for Indian Act comparison after remarks make some First Nations leaders bristle
Premier Smith said Wednesday she apologizes for earlier comments if they were ‘misconstrued’
Joel Dryden · CBC News · Posted: Dec 14, 2022
Rescind Turpel-Lafond’s honorary degrees or we’ll return ours, say high-profile Indigenous women
Academic integrity expert says Turpel-Lafond story is a ‘watershed moment for Canadian higher education’
Geoff Leo · CBC News · Posted: Dec 14, 2022
Taliban ban Afghan women from university education
Higher education ministry issues indefinite order three months after thousands sat entrance exams
Hikmat Noori and agencies in Kabul | Tue 20 Dec 2022 17.49 GMT | The Guardian
THE LONG READ
‘It was a set-up, we were fooled’: the coal mine that ate an Indian village
In a pristine forest in central India, the multibillion-dollar mining giant Adani has razed trees – and homes – to dig more coal. How does this kind of destruction get the go-ahead?
by Ankur Paliwal | Tue 20 Dec 2022 06.00 GMT | The Guardian
The war on ‘Happy Holidays’ isn’t about Christmas
By Kate Cohen | December 19, 2022 | Washington Post
Dutch Prime Minister Apologizes for His Country’s Role in the Slave Trade
People were “exploited and abused in the name of the Dutch state,” Mark Rutte said, but some descendants of enslaved people say the government did not involve them in the apology.
By Claire Moses | Dec. 19, 2022 | NYTimes
Defining ‘Asian American’ is complicated. Who gets left behind?
Asian Americans have long debated who is included in their cohort. South Asians and Southeast Asians, among others, sometimes feel overlooked by the umbrella term.
By Meena Venkataramanan | December 19, 2022 | Washington Post
Was your home once off-limits to non-Whites? These maps can tell you.
Urban planners and historians are mapping racial covenants to analyze the legacy of segregated neighborhoods across the United States
By Katherine Shaver | December 19, 2022 | Washington Post
Purdue Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon’s Mockery of an “Asian” Language is Emblematic of a Wider Problem in American Higher Education
Stephanie K. Kim | Dec 19, 2022 | Diverse
Purdue chancellor mocks Asian languages at commencement | Washington Post | 1:00
Black Travelers Say Home-Share Hosts Discriminate, and a New Airbnb Report Agrees
The internal study details the vacation rental company’s antidiscrimination efforts. But some travelers of color say it and other home-share companies don’t go far enough.
By Sara Clemence | Published Dec. 13, 2022, Updated Dec. 18, 2022 | NYTimes
Inside Gig Work: Trading Flexibility for Uncertainty, Risk and Racism
Some workers have found a winning strategy, while others struggle.
Zak Vescera | 16 Dec 2022 | TheTyee.ca
This woman is considering medical assistance in dying, due to a disability. But poverty is also a factor
Jacquie Holyoak has debilitating fibromyalgia, struggles to live on disability benefits
Padraig Moran · CBC Radio · Posted: Dec 16, 2022
Plastic ‘nurdles’ stop sea urchins developing properly, study finds
Chemicals that leach out of plastic shown to cause fatal abnormalities, including gut developing outside body
Karen McVeigh | Thu 15 Dec 2022 15.34 GMT | The Guardian
Quiz: What’s the Best Way to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint?
By Sander van der Linden |Dec 15, 2022 | NYTimes
Educators are using the stories of Holocaust survivors to foster empathy and counter hate
Canadian groups want to reach kids when they’re young, before antisemitism can be normalized
Perlita Stroh, Ioanna Roumeliotis · CBC News · Posted: Dec 15, 2022
How UK science is failing Black researchers — in nine stark charts
Data show that the representation of scientists from marginalized ethnicities dwindles at each stage of UK academia.
By Elizabeth Gibney | 14 December 2022 | Nature [pdf version]
How the mixed-race mestizo myth warped science in Latin America
Researchers are trying to dismantle the flawed concept of homogeneous racial mixing that has fostered discrimination in Mexico, Brazil and other countries.
Emiliano Rodríguez Mega | 13 December 1011 | Nature
Even after COVID, the world’s vaccine strategy is failing
Without a global, publicly funded strategy, the market will fail to deliver vaccines to stop pandemics before they surge.
Seth Berkley | 13 December 2022 | Nature
RACE ON CAMPUS
What We Learned About Equity This Year
By Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez | DECEMBER 13, 2022 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Colleges are still dealing with relics of inequality and inaccurate depictions of diversity.
OPINION | GUEST ESSAY
Why Do Stanford, Harvard and NASA Still Honor a Nazi Past?
By Lev Golinkin | Dec. 13, 2022 | NYTimes
When Freedom Meant the Freedom to Oppress Others
Jefferson Cowie’s powerful and sobering new history, “Freedom’s Dominion,” traces the close association between the rhetoric of liberty in an Alabama county and the politics of white supremacy.
By Jeff Shesol | Dec. 12, 2022 | NYTimes
Barbara Johns: The US’ forgotten civil rights hero
By Larry Bleiberg | 12th December 2022 | BBC
More than 70 years after the teenager moved a nation to end school segregation, her statue will replace Civil War Confederate commander Robert E Lee’s inside the US Capitol.
ASK DR EDITOR
Diversity in citation practices: auditing your list of references contributes to better science
As a researcher, you should intentionally consider voices and perspectives that you might have previously omitted or ignored.
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | DEC 09 2022 | University Affairs
Bringing Caste into the DEI Conversation
by Simran Jeet Singh and Aarti Shyamsunder | December 05, 2022 | Harvard Business School
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