Today The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report which provides recommendations for advancing antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) organizations. According to the report, STEMM organizations should go beyond a focus on simply increasing the numeric participation of minoritized racial and ethnic groups and act to change their organizational cultures and environments. Removing barriers to entry and participation while also implementing practices that convey belonging will allow organizations to move from broadening participation by the numbers to fostering a culture of inclusion, thriving, and success, the report says. Organizations should take active, intentional steps to dismantle policies, practices, and cultures that confer power and privilege to White people over others.
You can read the report here.