We can be aware of the issue and still hold on to patterns of thinking and behavior that perpetuate discrimination. A comment.

Benjamin Deen tells the readers how he encountered issues of diversity during his career path in academia. Read more about his experience in this introduction:

"Growing up in the world of academia, it was impossible to miss the issue of representation in my field. I just had to look around at the faces walking the halls of the elite institutions I was lucky to inhabit. I worked as an undergrad in Yale’s psychology department, where one out of 31 current faculty members is Black. I did my Ph.D. in MIT’s brain and cognitive sciences department, where one out of 57 professors was Black.

I’m now a postdoc at Rockefeller University, where one out of 78 heads of lab is Black, and the first Black professor in the university’s history, Erich Jarvis, didn’t join the faculty until in 2016. These liberal strongholds, which have openly espoused the values of diversity and inclusion for decades, remain very white at the top levels."

Read the whole article here.

by the scientificamerican.com