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kleinbl00  ·  681 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.

am_Unition  ·  681 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've had a conversation where a woman scientist implored me to never forget the struggle of women in science, or even more rarely, a hispanic (male) scientist (even in my neck of the woods!). And she's absolutely right on both accounts. Extrapolating the rarity of brown to black makes for even more appalling statistics, in line with my own experiences.