Juneteenth in STEMM and the barriers to equitable science

Alfred Mays, Angela Byars-Winston, Antentor Hinton, Andrea G. Marshall, Annet Kirabo, Avery August, Bianca J. Marlin, Blake Riggs, Blanton Tolbert, Celestine Wanjalla, Chad Womack, Chantell S. Evans, Christopher Barnes, Chrystal Starbird, Clintoria Williams, Corey Reynolds, Cornelius Taabazuing, Craig E. Cameron, Debra D. Murray, Derek ApplewhiteDerrick J. Morton, Dexter Lee, Dionna W. Williams, Donald Lynch, Donita Brady, Erin Lynch, Florentine U.N. Rutaganira, Gustavo M. Silva, Haysetta Shuler, Ishmail Abdus Saboor, Jamaine Davis, Kafui Dzirasa, Latanya Hammonds-Odie, Loretta Reyes, Mariya T. Sweetwyne, Melanie R. McReynolds, Michael D.L. Johnson, Nathan A. Smith, Nikea Pittman, Olujimi A. Ajijola, Quinton Smith, Renã A.S. Robinson, Samantha C. Lewis, Sandra A. Murray, Sherilynn Black, Sonya E. Neal, Stanley Andrisse, Steven Townsend, Steven M. Damo, Theanne N. Griffith, W. Marcus Lambert, William M. Clemons

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We are 52 Black scientists. Here, we establish the context of Juneteenth in STEMM and discuss the barriers Black scientists face, the struggles they endure, and the lack of recognition they receive. We review racism's history in science and provide institutional-level solutions to reduce the burdens on Black scientists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2510-2517
Number of pages8
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 8 2023


  • Juneteenth
  • diversity
  • scientific racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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