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…

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…

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…

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…