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Recognizing racism, sexism must be part of getting more women into STEM fields

Women of color disproportionately feel isolated in their jobs as scientists because of constantly dealing with people failing to take them seriously. We can’t encourage more girls and women, particularly of color, to go into the STEM fields if we can’t accept how marginalized many of them are made to feel once they get there.

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Progress toward workplace diversity can warp perception

Diversity is about positive strides forward, but not if we don’t know what we are walking toward and what concrete things stand in our way. Although things looked better — were better — when millennials were growing up, nothing in the past had really changed, and that past was still going a long way toward creating what we have right now.

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Separate the messenger from the message

Lately, in several personal situations and in national controversies, I’m seeing an increasingly annoying tendency to conflate the messenger with the message. But stop that. Stop it right now. Stop getting hung up and distracted by who delivers the message.

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