Author Mark Bould addresses the disconnect between SF and race in his work The Ships Landed Long Ago: Afrofuturism and Black SF. He begins this piece by addressing the common theme of “colorblind future” present within SF universes. Bould goes on to describe the foundation of the theme as a…

Science fiction (SF) expressed in various media portrays alternate universes where the laws that govern them vary from our own. What remains the same across every universe born from the minds of man across time and continent is every make-believe setting stems from a person rooted in another. Acclaimed SF…

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Science created by women is made to be invisible by the very institutions that employ them. Rather their knowledge is obscured due to heroism, objectivity or both their work remains buried. In addition to the value of the utility of which their knowledge is the basis, the work of…

In the article Evangelizing the Cosmos: Science Documentaries and the Dangers of Wonder Overload Kirby delves into the “wonder of space”. Wonder broadly meaning to marvel. Kirby discusses the concept of wonder within the context of scientific documentaries who gather views by advertising the “wonders of space”. Words that bring…

Sally Ride

When my mind comes to think about “space” I think about rockets and white guys in bulky space suits. Previous to my research about her for this post I did not think about the Sally Ride. The first American women to enter space (1983). Ride was asked trival and vain questions by the media about what makeup she would bring and how she thought the trip would affect her reproduction. Questions that revolve nothing around her scientific work or the science of the mission. Ride was an astronaut and she was talked and treated in way where her position was dimished, for these reasons she is a hidden figure of the space program.

Science is not all viewed equally. Historically, to be valuable science, the information must be created and presented by a valuable scientist in an objective manner. As a student of science- objectivity, has been taught from the beginning; in conjuction with being analytical, non biased and critical above all. …

As part of the white house’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic H-1B visas are no longer available, “the administration characterized the decision as a plan to stave off the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and to prioritize jobs for US citizens.” H-1B visas are issued to foreign academics enering the USA to teach Ameriacan students at university level. This proclamation is currently set to the end of the year, however should there be an extension American students will face detriment. By limtiting the pool of educators students will have a smaller worldview and knoweldge base causing the next generation of Amercian professionals to be less competitive on a global scale.

We all live in white supremacy everyday- meaning today and every yesterday. Habitual in its nature white supremacy is and has been standard. In summation it is one of the most successful cultural memes of all time. So successful that its characteristics, as detailed by Okun, are organizational standards that…

Lauren Shepherd

Fall 2020 LB 492 011 Student

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