Ten simple rules for building an anti-racist lab
This excellent paper by V. Bala Chaudhary and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe provide concrete actions, and how to manage them, for building a diverse and anti-racist lab.
Read the full paper her 10.32942/osf.io/4a9p8
Rule 1: Lead informed discussions about anti-racism in your lab regularly
Rule 2: Address racism in your lab and field safety guidelines
Rule 3: Publish papers and write grants with BIPOC colleagues
Rule 4: Evaluate your lab’s mentoring practices
Rule 5: Amplify voices of BIPOC scientists in your field
Rule 6: Support BIPOC in their efforts to organize
Rule 7: Intentionally recruit BIPOC students and staff
Rule 8: Adopt a dynamic research agenda
Rule 9: Advocate for racially diverse leadership in science
Rule 10: Hold the powerful accountable and don’t expect gratitude
So, what do I think that I as a group leader for
should focus more on?
I can certainly enforce Rule 1 and 2 much more. I am doing OK on proposal writing and Rule 8 (but will keep up). I will take some action on Rule 4, and be more active in Rule 5 and 6. I currently have ongoing actions relating to 7, 9 and 10.