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  • BLM is Anti-Academia!

    Thanks for Diogenes for brining this to my attention...

    About — #ShutDownAcademia #ShutDownSTEM

    shutdownstem.jpg
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  • #2
    Here's a link to the Twitter #ShutdownSTEM
    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

    -Ghandi (Disputed)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      Thanks for Diogenes for brining this to my attention...

      About — #ShutDownAcademia #ShutDownSTEM

      shutdownstem.jpg
      Are you sure this wasn't more satire?
      "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

        Are you sure this wasn't more satire?
        Take a look at the website and see for yourself. If it is satire, they're doing an awfully good job of supporting it.
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

          Are you sure this wasn't more satire?
          OK, you made me do some more checking, and I found this on the shutdownstem.com/about website - bolding mine

          #ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM is an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives. ShutDownSTEM, Particles for Justice and VanguardSTEM are in close collaboration, and working together to create lasting change. These efforts build on-- and would not be possible without-- the long history of Black activism, scholarship, and leadership in the fight for Black lives.

          Academia and STEM are global endeavors that sustain a racist system, where Black people are murdered. No matter where you physically live, you impact and are impacted by this moment in history. This is not exclusive to the United States. We must all work against anti-Black racism.


          But when you go to the VanguardSTEM website they claim is in close collaboration, you see (presently at least) stories of black persons who are thriving in STEM.

          #VanguardSTEM is an online network and empowered community of women of color, girls of color and non-binary people of color living at the intersections and thriving on the STEM frontier. Catch up and tune in as we share tools, cultivate wisdom and amplify our voices while living our best STEM lives!



          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

            Are you sure this wasn't more satire?
            UC Berkeley doesn't think so:

            UC Berkeley supports #ShutDownSTEM and Black Lives Matter

            I also posted the Twitter hashtag, so it's rather legit. The Left in the US is becoming just as loony as the far right and it's affecting other countries:

            Will American Ideas Tear France Apart? Some of Its Leaders Think So (NYT)

            “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

            -Ghandi (Disputed)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Diogenes View Post

              UC Berkeley doesn't think so:

              UC Berkeley supports #ShutDownSTEM and Black Lives Matter

              I also posted the Twitter hashtag, so it's rather legit. The Left in the US is becoming just as loony as the far right and it's affecting other countries:

              Will American Ideas Tear France Apart? Some of Its Leaders Think So (NYT)
              Check out my post, Diog --- are they unaware they linked to a site that seems to boast of the successes of STEM?
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                Are you sure this wasn't more satire?
                You seem to have more than half a brain. Can't you tell?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

                  You seem to have more than half a brain. Can't you tell?
                  But let's follow this through, because they appear to be linking to a site that SUPPORTS STEM.
                  I'm leaning, of course, to this NOT being satire, so it, on the surface, looks like they're making assumptions others are on board who are not.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                    Are you sure this wasn't more satire?
                    That's the problem with liberal delusion: it's often impossible to tell.
                    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                    Than a fool in the eyes of God


                    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                      Take a look at the website and see for yourself. If it is satire, they're doing an awfully good job of supporting it.
                      Oh yes I see. It appears to be a one day shut down, am I correct? I am not sure what murders have been perpetrated by academia. Send for Hercule Poirot I say!
                      "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                      • #12
                        So the vanduardstem.com website seems truly supportive of STEM, with actual women of color who have PhDs in Molecular Biology, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, etc...
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                          But let's follow this through, because they appear to be linking to a site that SUPPORTS STEM.
                          I'm leaning, of course, to this NOT being satire, so it, on the surface, looks like they're making assumptions others are on board who are not.
                          One of the listed organisers authorited this:


                          Making Black Women Scientists under White Empiricism: The Racialization of Epistemology in Physics, published by University of Chicago.

                          The people behind the shutdown are real people.
                          Last edited by Diogenes; 03-08-2021, 12:57 PM. Reason: Added link
                          “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

                          -Ghandi (Disputed)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Diogenes View Post

                            One of the listed organisers authorited this:


                            Making Black Women Scientists under White Empiricism: The Racialization of Epistemology in Physics, published by University of Chicago.

                            The people behind the shutdown are real people.
                            Yessir - so it appears they screwed up by including a website with very HAPPY looking (with one exception) women of color of science excited about STEM!
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                              Yessir - so it appears they screwed up by including a website with very HAPPY looking (with one exception) women of color of science excited about STEM!
                              VanguardSTEM is more about a safe space



                              The guiding principle of the show is to create conversations between emerging and established women of color in STEM, where we can celebrate and affirm our identities and STEM interests in a safe space.
                              “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

                              -Ghandi (Disputed)

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