scientific racism


Diorama of Grant's caribou at the American Museum of Natural History. The caribou was named after Madison Grant. Photo: CC/Wally Gobetz.

Museums Should Publicly Address Racism in their Histories

, Deputy director, Climate & Energy

In June 2020, the American Museum of Natural History in New York announced that it had asked the City of New York to remove the statue of Theodore Roosevelt that stands at its entrance. A small step in the necessary decolonization of this museum and the rest of the museum world. Read more >

Photo: CC/Wally Gobetz.
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Geologist Ferdinand Hayden (seated third from left) at camp with his survey team at Red Buttes, Wyoming, in 1870.

U.S. Universities Must Stop Honoring Racist Scientists of the Past

, Deputy director, Climate & Energy

The names of scientists whose discredited racial theories continue to pervade U.S. society still adorn prestigious college buildings and are attached to awards and prizes, while their statues stand on campuses and their portraits hang in university museums. Read more >

USGS/William Henry Jackson
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