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Thread: Why banning TikTok would be a disaster for America

As if things weren’t bad enough in America, now they want to take away your TikToks. Here are some reasons why that would be a terrible idea. #SaveTikTok #NoBan
TikTok is a cultural phenomenon that has given voice and visibility to millions of young Americans, especially those from marginalized communities. Banning it would deprive them of a creative outlet and a source of empowerment. #DiversityMatters
TikTok is also a platform for social activism and civic engagement, where young Americans can raise awareness and mobilize around issues that matter to them. Banning it would silence their voices and undermine their causes. #ActivismNotCensorship
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【英日対訳】🇨🇦カナダの #LGBTQ コミュニティに対するジャスティン・トルドー首相による公式な謝罪|2017.11.28 #DiversityMatters…


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Here's your "but surgery doesn't have a problem with diversity any more, right?" starter pack. A thread on what we know, and what we don't.🧵(1/15)
#DiversityMatters #ILookLikeASurgeon
First of all, there aren't enough #womeninsurgery. 13.2% of NHS surgeons are women (ENT surgery = 16.5%). And 35% of surgical trainees are women, compared to 57% of all trainee doctors. (2/15)
Why is this? The perception that surgical culture is biased against women (and does not recognise potential needs regarding pregnancy, childcare and family life) has been shown to deter women from applying for surgical training. (3/15)…
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Conservative groups are training [anti-CRT] activists to swarm school board meetings [across the USA].…
Respectfully, paraphrased from this Article:
Activists are swarming school boards all over the country. The same names continue to appear during the public comment periods of meetings... and they almost exclusively repeat the same conservative talking points.

Critics of these traveling activists allege they are a part of a well-coordinated effort to foment mistrust and create chaos. While the end result of their efforts is often unclear, the tactics are similar. ...amid the rise of at least 165 local and national groups that aim--
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This #ResearchThursday, we're honored to spotlight Jasmin Graham (she/her)! She earned her MS in biology from #FSU & has research shark ecology & phylogenetics. She's also the CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences & the coordinator of the MarSci-LACE project!

#SharkWeek2021 A photo of Jasmin Graham with the title "DIRECTO ResearJasmin Graham is an FSU alumni who studies elasmobranch (sha
During her time at FSU, she worked as an instructor for Saturday at the Sea & presented at last year's #FallSymposium on her work with MarSci-LACE promoting minority students in marine science (poster below, alt. text at end of thread)!

#fsudirecto #DiversityAtFSU
If you'd like to nominate yourself or others to be spotlighted, please visit….
Minorities in Shark Science website:

#DiversityandInclusion #DiversityMatters #research
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Every day I get asked what area of anaesthesia I want to specialise in. Answer is. I don’t know yet.

Got me reflecting on how long it took to get to this point. Someone said you must share your story. Feels like over sharing, but bear with me. Long thread!
At school my physics teacher told me. Girls don’t do science. I took these words to heart. Ditched physics, flunked chemistry & scraped through biology. Went to college & did English, Art & Communications A levels. Worked in Asda for a couple of years, then applied to Bristol..
University for a degree in Social Policy & Sociology. My GP wrote a letter to specialist referral saying how I was lying about doing A levels & was clearly fantasising. One teacher Mr Tempest believed I could do it. Supported & encouraged me. I did my degree.
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (Part 6)
Only one party recognizes the urgent existential crisis facing our planet. Only one party believes in science and solutions. 1/22
#Democrats will partner with states and local communities to make smart investments to avoid the loss of life and property, prevent flooding, mitigate disaster risks, and adapt to costly, growing climate impacts. 2/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction
#Democrats recognize that climate change poses serious risks to the economy and the financial system.
We will require public companies to disclose climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and supply chains. 3/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction
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Honestly, I gotta get this off my chest.

As an organization if you're is serious about doing right by Black people and inclusion as a whole, you have to invest in the future.

You have to start investing in these communities earlier. Making an effort to try and create roles
that would allow more people opportunities to get their foot in the door.

Black people collectively across the world have been marginalized. We've been robbed the chance to build the infrastructure to help facilitate more people into senior positions.
You need to be accessible WAY EARLIER. Foster the future and make things more accessible to them. Being more open to having Senior Black Talent is great but..there are only SO many of us in that space. Not enough of us get a fair shot to advance like that. That's systemic racism.
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The results of the first ~1.5 yrs @PARCorg 's demographic & atmospheric surveys are online!

Curious about where our members are, how we identify, & where we think we all could improve with respect to #diversity #equity & #inclusion ? Check it out:…
A lot of hard work by many folks that are in or involved with the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Team (DEITT) went in to getting this information collected and shared. Thanks to the whole team! 💪
Are you interested in joining @PARCorg 's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Team? You should be! We're a fun bunch to work with.


Find out more here:…
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“Where are your people from? Maybe Mississippi or an island?” - India.Arie

His voice sounded like music. Rolling up and down in these soft, lulling rhythms telling of both his present illness and of lands far away from Georgia.

I had to coach myself not to get lost in it.
Me: “Okay. Walk me through what happened.”

Him: "Started with a bit of nausea first. The pain in my abdomen and vomiting didn't start until that evening. I'd been in queue at the grocery store. I thank the good Lord that I was able to make it out of those sliding doors."

Me: “So you vomited as soon as you got outside?"

Him: "Indeed, Dr. Manning. And it was just terrible. I did feel better for a beat but not even 30 minutes later, it returned. Fortunately, I was home by then."

A beat.
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[Transformation&Representation] Before diving into today’s topic of transformation and representation. I would like to run a series of polls. Please feel free to participate!

1. Are you currently working in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) field?

2. If you are in STEM (student or employee or any STEM involvement), are you a minority? (Minority here is defined as any group that is underrepresented, includes race, gender, disability, sexual identity or orientation etc)
I am really passionate about this topic because I am a minority in my field. I am a minority because I am a woman. I am a minority because I am an African researcher. I am a minority because I am of colour. #womeninSTEM #POCinSTEM #AfricanSTEM
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