As early-career Asian American scientists pursuing science policy professions, we have witnessed the weaponization of scientific research against people who share our heritage as our communities in the United States face the consequences of this rhetoric.
March 24, 2021 3:58 PM EDT
February 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT
In the United States, renewable energy technology, like solar cells, is still mostly utilized by white populations when data show that communities of color are impacted most negatively by fossil fuel pollution and climate change. Read more >
Using GIS to Center Equity for Clean Transportation Investments in Massachusetts: The MassROUTES Screening Tool
January 28, 2021 11:12 AM EDT
In Massachusetts, communities of color are exposed to about 30 percent more fine particulate matter from transportation than predominantly white communities. At the same time, these communities also face socioeconomic challenges, including limited or no access to a working transportation system. This reality— that many people who are overburdened by transportation-related air pollution are also underserved by the transportation system itself— is an issue that mirrors widespread environmental injustices experienced across the country. Read more >
October 2, 2020 3:12 PM EDT
In defiance of a federal judge’s order to continue the 2020 census count through October 31 after the administration cut it short, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a new deadline—October 5, nearly a month sooner than the judge required.
In the closing acts of the nation’s most vital research effort, how did we reach this crisis point? Read more >