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Where Are the Science & Race Blogs?

I have lots of nice blogs in my blogroll to the left. Nearly all of them deal with gender and science or gender and engineering or gender and science & engineering. In some of the blogs you’ll find discussions of race issues as well as gender. But I don’t think race is a central topic in any of those blogs.

Where are the women blogging on science & gender & race? Where are the men blogging on science & gender & race? (men have gender too, you know) Does anybody know of any good blogs that deal with these topics? Please, please, please let me know if you do.

Categories: Race Matters
  1. October 20, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    String theorist Clifford Johnson’s blog Asymptotia sometimes treats science and gender and race, since Johnson is a scientist who also happens to be black. He recently commented on Weird Al Yankovic’s video “Nerdy and White” here. His blog is more personal than political, but he does touch upon science & gender & race issues from time to time.

  2. October 20, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Kate quickly comes to mind – search her archives for some older posts on race and gender. I’ll have to think about others.

  3. October 20, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    I write about science, am female and a minority. We are not at the top of our field partly because of race/gender. I could write more about this, but the challenges are just too obvious. I hope you enjoy the blog anyway.

  4. ilikathechemicals
    October 23, 2006 at 2:12 am

    speaking of which, Zuska, you should really check out Cosmic Variance. i believe one of them is african-american, but in any case, today they featured a very relevant post which i think will seem very reminiscent of your recent debate about women in physics. this one also features the black/minority issue.
    http://cosmicvariance.com/2006/10/22/guest-post-chanda-prescod-weinstein/

  5. October 23, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    Ilika and Zuska: Clifford, who occasionally blogs at Cosmic Variance about race and science, also has his own blog at Asymptotia.com.
    I’ve also been known to address the topic occasionally, but usally in the form “women and minorities in science”.
    –IP

  6. cvj
    October 24, 2006 at 3:59 am

    Hi,
    Thanks IP.
    Yes, I’ve posted several times on the topic, although once these things fall off the front page, they seem to be forgotten. That’s a big problem with blogs. But I will do so again, and again. See the category “black people in science” here:
    http://cosmicvariance.com/category/black-people-in-science/
    and here:
    http://asymptotia.com/category/black-people-in-science/
    See posts like this:
    http://cosmicvariance.com/2006/02/18/black-scientists/
    and this:
    http://cosmicvariance.com/2006/01/17/the-black-middle-classes/
    and this:
    http://cosmicvariance.com/2005/10/18/encounters/
    and this:
    http://asymptotia.com/2006/09/18/on-the-potential-of-women-scientists-and-engineers-in-academia/
    And several more.
    And check back for more at Asymptotia.
    Also, ilikathechemicals, I’m not African American. I am black, but not from the USA.
    Cheers,
    -cvj

  7. October 25, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    Hey, if you’re adding blogs by women of color who aren’t necessarily scientists to your list, then you should also check out AngryBlackBitch, who most definitely calls ’em as she sees ’em.

  8. March 11, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    My blog specifically deals with race, socio-economics, and science. In fact my title reads:
    SES: Science, Education & Society
    Commentaries on science and education and how these topics relate to soci-economic status (also referred to as SES) and other class issues among African-American communities.
    One of my aims/soapbox issues is that science topics are relatively rare in the Black Blogosphere and I try to infuse/share more science among African-American bloggers.
    A major issue involves identifying the number of Bloggers of color who are in science/engineering fields – whether or not they blog about race issues. In my personal efforts to identify Science Bloggers of Color, I only know 4:
    Raw Dawg Buffalo, Karen Venti, Urban Science Adventures, and Diary of a PhD Student – from Black Blog Rankings, 5 if you count African-American Environmentalist Association (but don’t get me started on that org. I don’t think much of how that org handles “science”, but it does deal with environmental issues and race.
    Since reading these related posts, I’ve discovered 3 more – Babe in the Universe, Ed of Not Exactly Rocket Science, and that last guy on the evidence page. (I’ve obviously never ran across the blog, before.

  9. March 11, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    My blog specifically deals with race, socio-economics, and science. In fact my title reads:
    SES: Science, Education & Society
    Commentaries on science and education and how these topics relate to soci-economic status (also referred to as SES) and other class issues among African-American communities.
    One of my aims/soapbox issues is that science topics are relatively rare in the Black Blogosphere and I try to infuse/share more science among African-American bloggers.
    A major issue involves identifying the number of Bloggers of color who are in science/engineering fields – whether or not they blog about race issues. In my personal efforts to identify Science Bloggers of Color, I only know 4:
    Raw Dawg Buffalo, Karen Venti, Urban Science Adventures, and Diary of a PhD Student – from Black Blog Rankings, 5 if you count African-American Environmentalist Association (but don’t get me started on that org. I don’t think much of how that org handles “science”, but it does deal with environmental issues and race.
    Since reading these related posts, I’ve discovered 3 more – Babe in the Universe, Ed of Not Exactly Rocket Science, and that last guy on the evidence page. (I’ve obviously never ran across the blog, before.

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