Statement from the ASBMB on its commitment to diversity and inclusion upon the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States ?>

Statement from the ASBMB on its commitment to diversity and inclusion upon the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is committed to ensuring a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment in which scientists can make the important breakthroughs that will improve the health and quality of life of people across the world.

During the 2016 presidential election, we heard harsh rhetoric  that caused great concern among those in our diverse community. Since the election of Donald Trump as president-elect, we have seen violence and other hate-inspired acts that make members of our community fear for their safety and futures.

The ASBMB has always and will continue to foster inclusion, support the need for a highly skilled and diverse international scientific workforce, and promote policies that make the United States a beacon to the world’s best and brightest looking for opportunities.

Additionally, we at the ASBMB appreciate the importance of scientific progress and evidence-based decision making as we work to improve the health of our country and the world.

We will work with the incoming administration, as we have with past administrations, to safeguard the principles, policies and practices that have made America’s scientific enterprise the envy of the world.

Members of the ASBMB and broader scientific community are welcome to share their concerns by contacting publicaffairs@asbmb.org

Members of the media should contact ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb at bcorb@asbmb.org.

2 thoughts on “Statement from the ASBMB on its commitment to diversity and inclusion upon the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States

  1. From a member of the larger scientific community-

    ASBMB could have given a stronger statement against racism and sexism, and not have merely mentioned “diversity” and “inclusion.” Sexism and racism are already part of the culture of science, but being conciliatory and saying nothing now, in the face of the overt sexism of Donald Trump and the rug-sweeping already going on, was an opportunity missed.

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