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Colbert vs Suey: My hippie perspective

I might lose some supporters with this post. But I’m not going to hide who I am. I’m a geologist. Which means deep down inside I’m a hippie. Yes, a black hippie. #ITooAmHippie Brief recap for those of you who missed it…Monday night on the Colbert Report Stephen did a skit that was meant to shame…

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Is “Racist” the new “N-word”?

My brain felt a little overloaded today, so I spent part of my morning putzing around the internets looking for light material to ease my sore overworked self. I visited Time Magazine Ideas website and got sucked into two opposing articles on the same issue: How do we talk about race?  What sparked this journalistic…

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NPS + GSA + Diversity = Geological AWESOMENESS!! (Apply by 2-18-14)

Did I hear that correctly?! The National Parks Service and the Geological Society of America have teamed up to combat the lack of diversity? Yesssss! It’s true! This racial-gap-fighting-duo has come together and created Mosaics in Science, an 11-week internship during Summer 2014. Historically underrepresented undergraduates (or recent grads) between the ages of 17-25 can…

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This is how black people feel at a GSA Conference

And…FYI this is also why I personally hate skiing or snowboarding.  Not because I don’t like the outdoors. The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a major center point for many geologists. Their regional and annual conferences are a great way to network and learn about new research. Everyone who’s anyone goes to GSA Conferences…

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Call for videos!

Hello Friends! This initiative is focused on increasing diversity in the geosciences, and I would like your help. My initiative will be focusing on the major underrepresentation of blacks in geosciences. Why blacks? Only 2% of geoscience degrees are awarded to blacks, even though we make up 15% of the population. That has got to…