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Diversity Under Attack Spells Disaster If Dealing With Climate Change Woes!

Climate change is a global issue that requires immediate solutions. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are key considerations when designing and executing mitigation plans. Complex multiscale issues like climate change require engaging people from all backgrounds and sectors of society in developing solutions. In addition, climate change must be approached as an issue of race. The negative effects of climate change are affecting countries with majority populations of color, especially black and brown people, although most of the planet’s CO2 emissions do not come from these countries. In addition, people of color are the majority of climate refugees—those forced to flee due to environmental alterations caused by climate change.

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to remove affirmative action on closer inspection Supremacists and racists are actually stupid, study finds. A new study bound to stir controversy found that people with a low I.Q. are drawn to prejudice, racism and a socially conservative political ideology.

The study was conducted by researchers at Brock University in Ontario and published in the journal Psychological Science. The study's lead author, Dr. Gordon Hodson, told Live Science that people with lower intelligence scores are attracted to the "structure and order" of these ideologies because they make it easier to comprehend a complicated world.

"Reality is complicated and messy," Dr. Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia, who was not involved in the study, told The Huffington Post. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."

the Supreme Court ruling will hurt mainly those people who put conservatives in power in legislature and the Judicial branch, white women. This is the second time they have shot themselves in the foot the first being the overturn of Roe VS Wade; meanwhile the black community finds ways to continue flourishing.

Sari Zinnerman, a 17-year-old rising senior at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School in Illinois, said she is looking toward Spelman College or Howard University, both of which are part of the group of schools known as historically Black colleges and universities, but, she added, “even though I am not interested in attending a prestigious predominantly white university, I am confident that with my stats and community service outreach that I would be able to attend a predominantly white university.”

Her twin sister, Sani, had a differing view.

“I do not plan on changing my college choice because of the faith I have in HBCUs,” she said. Sani and Sari both won AP Scholar awards in 2022 for high achievement on college-level Advanced Placement exams. Sani said her top choice is Spelman College.

“I do not have confidence that I will get into my backup schools,” which are predominately white institutions, “although I have perfect stats,” she said. Both Sani and Sari are part of Plan4Success, a mentoring organization that provides college preparation resources to students in Chicago.


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