Dear tech industry: Protesting is important, but it’s not enough

Demand that your company shift from viewing racial equity and diversity as a partisan issue, and commit to changing the internal ideas, cultures, and practices that got us here in the first place. Racial equity and racial justice are not add-ons that help you hire, make good marketing, and make more money. Commit to no longer separating them from the centrality of your work.

20+ allyship actions for Asians to show up for the Black community right now

In light of #AhmaudArbery and ongoing police violence, how can the Asian and Asian American community show up for our Black siblings? This is just a handful of things we can do. The most important is that you don’t remain silent or idle while Black people get murdered senselessly. You can do this. We can do this.

Coronavirus: The woman behind India’s first testing kit

The woman behind India’s first testing kit is virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale, Mylab’s research and development chief. She led the team that designed the coronavirus testing kit called Patho Detect, said it was done “in record time” – six weeks instead of three or four months. She submitted the kit for evaluation by the National Institute of Virology on March 18th, just a day before delivering her daughter.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Starting 2020 “Cancer Free”

 

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told CNN she is starting the year “cancer free,” after suffering from a series of health complications in recent years. The 86-year-old is the longest-serving member of the court’s liberal wing and has been treated for cancer twice in just over a year, including a treatment that forced her to miss oral arguments for the first time in her career.

Your Social Network Isn’t Diverse Enough

Lack of diversity in the informal networks of white managers are important factors in lack of advancement reported by anyone who isn’t white. A recent report says that 21% of Americans rarely interact with someone of a different race or ethnicity.

NASA Holds First All-Female Spacewalk in 54 Years of Spacewalking

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history conducting the first all-female spacewalk in more than five decades of spacewalking! The two ventured outside of the International Space Station for a 6.5-hour mission to replace a failed power controller. Of the 227 people who have participated in spacewalks since the first one took place in 1965, only 14 have been women.

Yellowstone National Park Appoints Sarah Davis Their First Female Chief Ranger

First female chief ranger Yellowstone National Park’s 147-year history, Sarah Davis will be the 18th chief ranger of the vast 2.2 million acre park. In her new role as chief of Resource and Visitor Protection, she will manage over 275 employees in “Yellowstone’s Resource and Visitor Protection division who perform law enforcement and emergency medical services, search and rescue, wildland and structural fire, dispatch, fee collection, special use permitting, trails, corrals, and backcountry operations.”