As the world erupts with demands for racial justice, the chemistry community has the obligation, opportunity and momentum to drive for diversity and inclusion in the sciences. Efforts towards that end must begin by allocating opportunities for success on the basis of potential, not privilege, and follow through by soliciting and acting upon feedback from the scholars we have recruited.
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The authors thank their friends and mentors as well as members of the Heemstra lab and NOBCChE at Emory for their feedback, insight and support.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Manuel, B.A., Karloff, D.B. Recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Nat Rev Chem 4, 435–437 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-020-0214-z