Today for #BlackInAstro week, we summarize a sociological study on Black students’ science aspirations & how to improve the “thinkability” of science careers.
To start off a full week of #BlackInAstro posts, we interview Ashley Walker—the person who came up with the #BlackInAstro hashtag!
Graduate student KeShawn Ivory writes on how being Black has affected his trajectory in astrophysics, what the field would ideally look like for him, what he needs non-Black folks in the field to understand and change, and how all these questions are really one and the same.
Black astronomers and physicists are drastically underrepresented in these fields. Here we break down the numbers, and look at research on the discrimination faced by Black students in STEM.
We at Astrobites believe that BlackLivesMatter. Come learn with us about ways to make astronomy more anti-racist!