Should STEM prioritize racial justice?
Congress is using identity as the basis for evaluating how the United States can best invest in STEM. As Heather MacDonald writes in the New York Post, these considerations will cause American STEM advancement to fall behind that of our global adversaries, notably China. Racial equity and justice will do nothing but hurt the best and brightest minds in the STEM field. These concepts prioritize representation, and not people who are simply the best in their professions. At Color Us United, we stand strongly on the grounds of meritocracy. We believe everyone who works hard and develops skill can get ahead without appealing to their immutable characteristics.
Christian Watson is a spokesman for Color Us United, and the host of Pensive Politics with Christian Watson. Follow him on Twitter at @officialcwatson.