TURNING POINT: Diversity ruling

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Abstract

Lia Corrales, a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, is fighting for equality in astronomy — a field that has been plagued by allegations of harassment and low diversity. Last December, Corrales and her colleagues wrote an open letter to the US Supreme Court after some judges questioned whether a federal policy known as ‘affirmative action’ has helped people from minority groups to become scientists.

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