[CODATA-international] Say NO to Racism in Science

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Nov 8 07:05:49 EST 2022

Dear colleagues,

I want to thank all authors for sharing their racism experiences in the recent Special issue of the journal Nature dedicated to overcoming racism in science. Details at https://www.nature.com/immersive/d42859-022-00031-8/index.html

There are many articles in different disciplines in this special issue including an article on racism in geoscience in a UK university. It is very disappointing to read about the scale of Racial discrimination happening in science and higher education environments.

There is a huge pressure to hide racial discrimination issues in some UK universities. Hence it is important to have support structures and frameworks in universities and scientific organisations so that more colleagues who are suffering racial discrimination and injustices can get courage to share their racism experiences, so lessons are learnt, appropriate and effective actions are taken, so that colleagues and students do not face any racism in the future. This is important to help build Race Equality in Science in the long term.


I would like to thank International Science Council, Research Funders, Scientific Associations, Leaders of Universities and colleagues from around the world who send kind messages of support to me for my work on helping build Race Equality in Geospatial Science. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.


It is important to have initiatives like GeoForAll to help build Race Equality in Geospatial Science in the UK.  I would like to thank all colleagues in GeoForAll for their contributions to help build Race Equality in Geospatial Science.

Best wishes


Dr Suchith Anand

Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | Board member | Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data Science and Data Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate





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