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Act to eradicate racism in academia and science! June 9, 2020

Posted by apetrov in Education, Near Physics, Particle Physics, Physics, Science.

A lot has been said about ethnic and racial disparities in academia. As my friend and former postdoc advisor Adam Falk eloquently pointed out “the sin of silence is worse than the sin of inadequacy.” I think the sin of inaction is probably even worse. So I would like to act. I would like to see my actions, however insignificant, have immediate positive impact and lead to actual improvement of the situation.

I donated my today’s salary to the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). I hope that my small act will support scholarships for African American physics majors at Universities across the country. But one small act repeated many times can result in something big. Please join me and donate your today’s salary to NSBP!

Please go to https://www.nsbp.org/support-nsbp/nsbp-donations and support the organization that seeks to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics education and research. I would be very grateful if you then tell me about it in the comments!



1. Christopher Kelly - June 10, 2020

Thank you for your leadership on this, Alexey. I have also made a donation to NSBP in addition to my participation in today’s #STRIKE4BLACKLIVES.

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