BHM 2021: STEMinar featuring Dr. Manu Platt – "Gaslighting in the Academy: Actually Making Black Lives Matter"
Dr. Manu Platt is an American biomedical engineer and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. He also serves as Diversity Director of the Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems. As visibility of the killing of unarmed black men by police has increased, a movement to address racial inequities in the United States has gained steam, and neither academia nor STEM researchers are immune. The risk remains that the moment will pass and that structures supporting systemic racism will remain, once again, gaslighting academics and students of color into thinking that change is coming.