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Why We See Guns That Aren’t There.

When George Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, he quickly assumed that the Black, hoodie-clad teenager was carrying a weapon.

July 27, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

“What else can you expect from a crappo?”

I’m back at the BPS Research Digest today, with my second of three guest posts this week on recent social psychological research. My second post is on a recent paper published by P.J.

April 30, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Envying Evolution: What Can The X-Men Teach Us About Stereotypes?

This weekend marked the opening of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest installment in the wildly successful X-Men movie franchise. For those who are unfamiliar with the X-Men series, the stories revolve around groups of ‘mutants,’ super-powered beings who supposedly represent the next stage in human evolution and whose powers run the gamut from [...]

May 24, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Reflections from a Woman on “Otherness” in Medicine

When Danielle N. Lee, a PhD biologist, was likened to a whore last week for declining to work for free, I was furious. She and Scicurious proposed a series of posts on diversity in science and I reached out, asking if my perspective as a woman physician might be of interest.

October 21, 2013 — Judy Stone

This is not a post about discovering science

Re blog inquiry: @sciam is a publication for discovering science. The post was not appropriate for this area & was therefore removed. — Mariette DiChristina (@mdichristina) October 12, 2013 This is not a post about discovering science.

October 12, 2013 — Kate Clancy
(Hi)stories our bodies tell: Experiencing racism

(Hi)stories our bodies tell: Experiencing racism

Guest post by Michelle Munyikwa I am currently still reveling in Black History Month. Yes, it is no longer February. But I hope to retain that mindfulness, grasping onto this moment each year that forces us to pay attention to the stories of black peoples across America and draws into stark relief how histories have [...]

March 9, 2014 — Hilda Bastian

Guest Post 2: Automatic ‘othering’

Please welcome the second in the guest post series, the fantastic D-list monktress, Hermitage! So, I’m one of the ‘bloggers you’ve never heard of’ that Scicurious has graciously invited to be part of her diversity guest post series.

October 15, 2013 — Scicurious

Guest Post 5: Accommodasians don’t make waves.

Please welcome our fifth guest post, from AmasianV! In the aftermath of SciAm’s recent snafu handling of DNLee’s post, in which she recounted her interaction with an editor who called her an “urban whore,” Sci asked me to guest blog for a series of posts aimed at getting more diverse voices heard.

October 17, 2013 — Scicurious
Out from the shadows of racist anthropology

Out from the shadows of racist anthropology

Guest post by Michelle Munyikwa The skull was smaller than I expected it to be, shockingly light in my hands. Despite its yellow-stained surface it had the appearance of being well kept, almost as if it had been polished.

February 22, 2014 — Hilda Bastian

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