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Elevate, don’t assimilate, to revolutionize the experience of scientists who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour

As early-career Black women, we argue that encouraging assimilation is not enough to address systemic racism and outline suggestions for how minoritized individuals can not only survive, but thrive, in ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Fig. 1: Strategies for BIPOC to thrive, not just survive, in EEB.


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Halsey, S.J., Strickland, L.R., Scott-Richardson, M. et al. Elevate, don’t assimilate, to revolutionize the experience of scientists who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 1291–1293 (2020).

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