2017: What has this year done (or undone) to diversity and inclusion in science?

In the last 12 months,

  • Demonstrations for and against Confederate statues in public spaces have been held across the country.
  • Players in the National Football League have taken a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism.
  • President Trump has worked to limit immigration from Muslim-majority countries, build a wall along the Mexico border and end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

This year has tested the bonds that hold our diverse nation together. How has that been reflected in your life as an underrepresented minority in the biochemistry/molecular biology community?  In your school? In your lab? In your workplace?

Describe for us what you are seeing, hearing and experiencing. You don’t need to write something long – a few paragraphs would be fine. We will share your responses in the February issue of ASBMB Today, the member magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Please submit your thoughts – along with your name and information about your position and location – by Dec. 15. Email your submission to asbmbtoday@asbmb.org.

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