Racial discrimination in science: A black and white answer

“In American science, race affects the chance of getting a grant. You might expect that science, particularly American science, would be colour-blind. Though fewer people from some of the country’s ethnic minorities are scientists than the proportions of those minorities in the population suggest should be the case, once someone has got bench space in a laboratory, he might reasonably expect to be treated on merit and nothing else …” (more)

[Economist, 20 August]

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