STEM Majors Relying On Diversity, Rather Than Talent, Hurts Ability ‘To Produce Best Science,’ Scientists Say

STEM Majors Relying On Diversity, Rather Than Talent, Hurts Ability ‘To Produce Best Science,’ Scientists Say


University programs focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) used to promote the best candidate regardless of their background, but years of activist efforts appear to have changed than, making race more important than talent.

The College Fix reported that the efforts have led scientists to suggest that the ability “to produce the best science” is being damaged.

“Some of my friends and professors in science were saying, ‘Oh the people in sociology are trying to study us and judge us and tell us how to do better and be better people,’ and we were laughing at that seeing how silly that was because we’re the rational ones,” said McGill University chemistry professor Patanjali Kambhampati, referring to the 1980s and 1990s, when diversity first took hold

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