Rallies and discussions against racism and discrimination are currently spreading worldwide originating after recent horrific actions against members of the Black community in the United States. The polar science community is not free from discrimination, and the systemic structure in place has led to injustices throughout organizations, past and present, and ultimately, our field and community have suffered as a result. Now is the time to recognize, support, and amplify the voices of our friends, colleagues, and communities, that have been facing discrimination and racism around the world. We owe it to them to do better and to learn about the history of our own community. We encourage our members to take this time to learn about the many forms of racism and discrimination and intersecting barriers for members of the Black and Indigenous communities, people of colour and other under-represented and marginalized communities worldwide to success in polar science and support those who are being affected by them. Here are some resources to get you started:
More resources are available in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources Database. If you have suggestions for additional resources, please let us know and we will add them.