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Survey reveals widespread bias in astronomy and planetary science

Survey reveals widespread bias in astronomy and planetary science

In an online survey about their workplace experiences, 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. Of the 423 respondents, 39 percent reported having been verbally harassed and 9 percent said they had suffered physical harassment at work.

Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017