Black chemists discuss strategies for dismantling systemic racism in science

September 23, 2020

Black chemists online

Illustration by Daniel Fishel

Taking cues from the #BlackInChem movement, Stereo Chemistry interviews Black chemists and asks what’s working and what comes next.

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In August 2020, Black chemists and allies took to Twitter to celebrate the inaugural #BlackInChem week. The social media campaign highlighted the diversity and accomplishments of Black chemists at all stages of their careers and also created space for candid discussions about the discrimination these scientists face in chemistry. In the latest episode of Stereo Chemistry, host Kerri Jansen and reporter Ariana Remmel hear from Black chemists, including alum Abraham Beyene (Ph.D. '19, ChemE) who is now a PI at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, from a variety of disciplines across academia and industry about the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the chemical sciences and what non-Black allies can do to support Black chemists.

A transcript of this pdocast is available here