Racism in the Research Lab

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The New York Times reports, "Minority trainees are exhausted. Training in biomedical research is taxing, but that is not what tires them. They are drained by the constant bombardment of narratives and stereotypes that compromise their ability to focus on their training. The prejudice is crushing their creativity and stifling their innovation. It is suffocating a generation of biomedical researchers.

In the biomedical sciences women earn more than half of Ph.Ds. but represent just 33 percent of newly hired tenured and tenure-track professors. Minority scientists earn 10 percent of life science Ph.Ds, but represent only 2 percent of medical school basic science tenure/tenure-track faculty —a number unchanged since 1980."

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