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Re: People of color at SVP
> Just an observation that SVP remains extremely lily white, though with an
> increasing Asian representation. There seemed to be more women in
> attendance, but African-American/Black participants were fewer than the
> digits on one manus. I hope that SVP is encouraging bright young people of
> all colors to participate in science and paleontology through
> educational/outreach programs?
Thank you for the reminder. I have a high percentage of students of
various colors in my Introductory Biology classes this year. I will
make a very specific point of encouraging all students about fantastic
scientific and paleontological items. Will also try to "dig up" (pun
intended!) some stats that might be positive reinforcements for my
students who are interested.