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References to white men still dominate college biology textbooks, survey says

Jul 24, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Charles Darwin. Carolus Linnaeus. Gregor Mendel. They're all men. They're all white. And their names appear in every biology book included in a new analysis of college textbooks. According to the survey, mentions of white men still dominate biology textbooks despite growing recognition in other media of the scientific contributions of women and people of color.

The good news, the researchers say: Scientists in textbooks are getting more diverse. The bad news: If diversification continues a...