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  • #16
    "Academia and STEM are global endeavors that sustain a racist system, where Black people are murdered."

    -- uh what? STEM is murdering black people?


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    • #17
      Originally posted by Diogenes View Post

      VanguardSTEM is more about a safe space


      So it's odd that the anti-STEM racists point to a safe place where STEM is embraced and encouraged.

      (But whoever said radicals were consistent?)
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

        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!
        It looks like there's a specific day that everybody is supposed to do something, but why? What's wrong with STEM, and -- yeah, what murders?
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #19
          They're not against STEM or academia, they're against racism in it. 'Shutdown STEM' is a one-day strike they are planning, in order to call attention to racial inequalities in the teaching and practice of STEM subjects.

          As you correctly noted, they are encouraging black participation in STEM fields.

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          • #20
            Here's some more info on this...

            Is STEM inherently racist?

            You may have missed this. On June 10, groups named Shut Down STEM and Particles for Justice led nearly 6,000 scientists – and even journals like Nature — in a stop work day to protest “systemic racism in STEM” (science, technology, engineering and math) professions.

            “In the wake of the most recent murders of Black people in the U.S., it is clear that white and other non-Black people have to step up and do the work to eradicate anti-Black racism,” the website Shut Down STEM said in a statement.

            The Particles for Justice website stated, “Therefore, as physicists, we believe an academic strike is urgently needed: to hit pause, to give Black academics a break, and to give others an opportunity to reflect on their own complicity in anti-Black racism in academia and their local and global communities.”

            Their website also blares: “We recognize that our academic institutions and research collaborations — despite big talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion — have ultimately failed Black people…. Black representation among physics faculty is non-existent at most institutions, and it is widely known that Black students often feel unwelcome, unsupported, and even unsafe in their physics departments and predominantly white campuses.”
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Starlight View Post
              Shutdown STEM' is a one-day strike they are planning
              And by 'planning', I actually mean this happened last year. The website you reference is so old that the strike was in the future when it was written.

              Like most of your threads, you're a year late getting to the topic, and you'd completely misunderstood the basic point of it.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                They're not against STEM or academia, they're against racism in it. 'Shutdown STEM' is a one-day strike they are planning, in order to call attention to racial inequalities in the teaching and practice of STEM subjects.

                As you correctly noted, they are encouraging black participation in STEM fields.
                They sure aren't good at messaging, because their website hasn't been updated accordingly.
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                  That's the problem with liberal delusion: it's often impossible to tell.
                  It's an instance of Poe's Law, though that was originally formulated with regard to Creationists.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                    And by 'planning', I actually mean this happened last year. The website you reference is so old that the strike was in the future when it was written.
                    Yes, I'm aware of that.

                    Like most of your threads, you're a year late getting to the topic, and you'd completely misunderstood the basic point of it.
                    IS this where you boast again about how well informed and educated you are? This is a discussion because their messaging was so screwed up, genius.
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      This is a discussion because their messaging was so screwed up, genius.
                      Your mistakes (thinking they were against STEM when they're actually for it) were actually their fault?

                      Have a gold star for avoidance of personal responsibility.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                        Your mistakes (thinking they were against STEM when they're actually for it) were actually their fault?
                        It was brought to my attention by somebody else, genius. I hadn't heard of this before. It sounded really stupid.

                        Have a gold star for avoidance of personal responsibility.
                        Why do you think I started the discussion, genius? Why do you think I even looked at the possibility it was satire, as H_A suggested?

                        Don't you have brain surgery to do, or rockets to design and launch?
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                          And by 'planning', I actually mean this happened last year. The website you reference is so old that the strike was in the future when it was written.

                          Like most of your threads, you're a year late getting to the topic, and you'd completely misunderstood the basic point of it.
                          It's still ideologically active so it's not just a thing of the past as the Twitter hashtag details. John Hopkins recently had an event that utilised the hastag https://events.jhu.edu/form/HAHBlackEveryDay3.

                          One of the organisers published Making Black Women Scientists under White Empiricism: The Racialization of Epistemology in Physics in the Winter 2020 edition of the journal it was in.
                          “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

                          -Ghandi (Disputed)

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Diogenes View Post

                            It's still ideologically active so it's not just a thing of the past as the Twitter hashtag details. John Hopkins recently had an event that utilised the hastag https://events.jhu.edu/form/HAHBlackEveryDay3.

                            One of the organisers published Making Black Women Scientists under White Empiricism: The Racialization of Epistemology in Physics in the Winter 2020 edition of the journal it was in.
                            I just wonder what they hope to achieve by "shutting down" STEM for a day --- it's like a couple of nutters got together and launched this major campaign --- to accomplish what?

                            And it would not surprise me if this weren't going to be an annual event like Earth Day - hence, the websites (multiple) still exist, and all they'd have to do is change the date.
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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