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Black Women Scientists Underrepresented In Textbooks: Study

BP World Bureau | Jul 25 2020 02:28:51 PM
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In the US textbooks, black women were not represented a single time in any of the works analysed, according to a research paper published in the Royal Society journal, Proceedings B.

Researchers checked over 1,000 scientific names featured in seven modern biology textbooks used to teach undergraduates entering science and medicine.

Dr Cissy Ballen of Auburn University in Alabama, US, said that they didn't see any black women scientists. It will be centuries before the books used to teach undergraduate biology in the US match the diversity of their readers at the current rate.