Black scientists raise awareness of challenges facing Black youth in STEM

Black scientists across Canada are raising awareness about the challenges that Black youth face in entering STEM areas and asking for support, writes Jessica Wong of CBC. In the article, McMaster University Professor Juliet Daniel discusses challenges faced by Black students, including having few Black teachers or role models in STEM. Wong writes that more must be done to identify the gaps faced by Black students, as well as to provide Black students with more information about available supports. “If we’re saying … ‘Nothing for us without us,’ then as a Black community we need to realize that we have to be flooding every single profession with as many Black youth as possible so that they can achieve their potential in all these professions,” said Daniel. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.