20th century, Humanities

Mamie Phipps Clark: Psychologist and Activist

By Tilly Nevin. Today we look out upon an America divided internally, an America in which racism does not appear the distant memory that it should. Mamie Phipps Clark saw a much more visceral manifestation of such racial divisions: segregation in schools, in the workplace, in public. Phipps Clark studied the impact that segregation had… Continue reading Mamie Phipps Clark: Psychologist and Activist

20th century, Science

Evidence and Reason, My Heroes and Guides: Naomi Weisstein

By Caroline Buckee One of the most pervasive and damaging myths about the differences between the sexes is that women are fundamentally less rational than men. This stereotype is particularly apparent in the context of science and mathematics; in 2005 the Dean of Harvard University suggested that the current under-representation of females in science and… Continue reading Evidence and Reason, My Heroes and Guides: Naomi Weisstein