Dr. Raynard S. Kington on being an ‘African American scientist’

Dr. Raynard S. Kington on being an ‘African American scientist’

This nails exactly how I feel about being called out as Asian/female before anything else. Moving from a negative to a positive fixation on race/sex/whatever is ‘progressive’ in a very sideways use of the term. You’re still seeing those qualities, you’re just treating them differently now.

That said, I’m all for positive discrimination in favor of the economically disadvantaged. That vicious cycle is much harder to break.

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