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kleinbl00  ·  679 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Landmark astronomical discovery: men online discover new woman to hate

I think it was an iteration of Citrix Server - don't quote me on that - that was basically Windows Server with 120-something lines of code edited. Yeah - Windows Server is a beast. But the value-per-line proposition there was pretty great for Citrix (if that's who it was).

    I know some brilliant women in my little field, but I don't know of a single black person.

I'll be honest. I read this in the original article:

    A 2015 survey found 40 percent of women of color working in astronomy “reported that they had felt unsafe in their current career position due to gender” in a survey.

...and thought "how in hell did they find 40 women of color working in astronomy?" The actual study is nearly as bad as my misread: Of 421 astronomers surveyed, they found 66 that weren't 100% white and even oversampling for women, they found 44 who weren't white.