The American Astronomical Society endorses and is participating in the grassroots efforts to #ShutDownSTEM, #ShutDownAcademia, and #Strike4BlackLives on Wednesday, 10 June. We encourage everyone in our community to make a lifelong commitment to action to eradicate anti-Black racism in the astronomical sciences — and in academia and research more generally — beginning today.
Instead of our usual highlight, today we are sharing a post recently published on Astrobites that contains suggestions of ways to support Black astronomers and make astronomy more anti-racist. If you find this post useful, you can look for future posts in the #BlackInAstro series on Astrobites. For further reading, the AAS also has a list of discipline-wide resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A Spanish translation of this post can be found here at Astrobitos.
Una traducción al español de este artículo está aquí en Astrobitos.
The U.S. is rising in protest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery are the most recent in a long history of extrajudicial murders of Black people in the U.S. We at Astrobites stand in solidarity with the protestors, ...