Please join us for the next AFS/NED SNEC DEI Discussion – this FRIDAY, November 18 at 2PM
For the link please check your emails from the SNEC listserv, or email [email protected]
Topic: Affirmative Action
Discussion Facilitator: Patrick Shirey, AFS NED Past-President and Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geology and Environmental Science
Scientific American Opinion, By Stacy Farina, K Amacker on October 31, 2022: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-scientists-must-stand-for-affirmative-action-and-against-scientific-racism/
NPR’s 11 minutes coverage of what diversity initiatives could look like in higher education if the Supreme Court rules that race cannot be considered in college admissions: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/03/1134118873/diversity-after-affirmative-action
NPR’s 5 minutes of coverage from the case in front of the Supreme Court: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/31/1132954999/the-supreme-court-hears-affirmative-action-case
Affirmative Action Policies throughout History: https://www.aaaed.org/aaaed/History_of_Affirmative_Action.asp
The Origins of the Term ‘Affirmative Action’ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/learn-origins-term-affirmative-action-180959531/
-What was your biggest take-away from the readings?
-Did any of these readings cause you to reconsider your opinions about Affirmative Action programs?
-Is there a role for American Fisheries Society in this issue?