The ASM journals committee values the contributions of black microbiologists

Patrick D. Schloss, Melissa Junior, Rebecca Alvania, Cesar A. Arias, Andreas Baumler, Arturo Casadevall, Corrella Detweiler, Harold Drake, Jack Gilbert, Michael J. Imperiale, Susan Lovett, Stanley Maloy, Alexander J. McAdam, Irene L.G. Newton, Michael J. Sadowsky, Rozanne M. Sandri-Goldin, Thomas J. Silhavy, Peter Tontonoz, Jo Anne H. Young, Craig E. CameronIsaac Cann, A. Oveta Fuller, Ariangela J. Kozik

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Abstract

Black lives matter. The ongoing problem of police brutality and the resulting deaths of George Floyd (1), Breonna Taylor (2), and many other Black people in the United States (3) has rightly shaken the country. Acts of racism should cause us to question the level to which we have personally participated in the systems of racial inequity that facilitate such acts. We all have an obligation to identify the ways that systemic racism functions in our society and in science. As scientists, we prefer to believe that we are driven by data and are immune to such detrimental behaviors. Yet, if we are honest, we know that this is not always true.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere01540-20
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Schloss, P. D., Junior, M., Alvania, R., Arias, C. A., Baumler, A., Casadevall, A., Detweiler, C., Drake, H., Gilbert, J., Imperiale, M. J., Lovett, S., Maloy, S., McAdam, A. J., Newton, I. L. G., Sadowsky, M. J., Sandri-Goldin, R. M., Silhavy, T. J., Tontonoz, P., Young, J. A. H., ... Kozik, A. J. (2020). The ASM journals committee values the contributions of black microbiologists. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 64(10), [e01540-20]. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.01540-20