Researcher dismisses science ‘conducted primarily by white men, by Celine Ryan.
A physics researcher at the University of Washington says the controversial Google memo is just the latest example of “shoddy science” that is “conducted primarily by white men.” …
Specifically, Prescod-Weinstein takes issue with the contention — related to her by a “well-known scientist” — that “the Google memo failed to constitute hostile behavior because it cited peer-reviewed articles that suggest women have different brains,” arguing that “peer-reviewed” is not synonymous with “correct.”
Prescod-Weinstein asserts that, rather than placing value in the contents of peer-reviewed scientific articles, we should recognize that “science has often made its living from encoding and justifying bias” and is “conducted primarily by white men.”
Noting that Thomas Jefferson once wrote that black people were “inferior to the whites in the endowments of body and mind,” for instance, she contends that “rather than being much of a scientist, he was a biased white supremacist who hid behind science as a shield.”
And climate change!
Most curricula, she elaborates, gloss over the fact that many European scientific advances during that time “were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge,” while “far too many universally call technology progress while failing to acknowledge that it has left us in a dangerously warmed climate”
From her twitter account:
Replace “white” with “black” and see how racist it sounds?