Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Widespread bias in astronomy, planetary science, survey reveals

88 percent of academics, students, postdoctoral researchers and administrators in astronomy and planetary science reported hearing, experiencing or witnessing negative language or harassment relating to race, gender or other physical characteristics at work within the last five years, shows an online survey about their workplace experiences. Of the 423 respondents, 39 percent reported having been verbally harassed and 9 percent said they had suffered physical harassment at work.

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