“Crazy how you get them letters and that
make you feel accepted
‘Til you walking ’round the campus and you
the only African
Nobody with passion, just cats that take
– BROCKHAMPTON, “MILK”
Well, I’m a black kid in the geosciences, so this matters a lot to me. Not much more to say about it here than that I am hoping we can create a community that is inviting to all people interested in science. There are people who do amazing work in this area and I would be more than happy to point them out to anyone interested! I’ve also included a few resources (some written by me, some by others). Another important thing to me is empathy. And in this case, I mean empathy to those that may be older, unfamiliar, or initially critical of the sorts of justice movements that have been established in many scientific fields. I beg of people not to alienate and attack. I just fundamentally don’t believe pressuring people out of their jobs or trying to make them feel alone is the best way to advance our communty.