Samson: A grade 12 student explains why we need more women and minorities in science and tech

Who was the first Canadian female surgeon of colour? One would think that with a bit of research, the answer to this question would easily be found, but after searching and scouring the Internet I still cannot find the answer anywhere. Even more infuriating is that fact that if one image-searches the word “doctor,” all the images are of older Caucasian men.

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  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    I’m a 16-year-old girl, now let me tell you what’s wrong with the world.

    • Watchman

      It’s why I encourage any high-tech company to employ teenagers: while they still know everything. /sarc

  • WalterBannon

    bah humbug

    Canada deserves what is coming, and it won’t be as good as what its replacing.

    • Yo Mama

      Kanada is wacist kuntry unles id starts teechin ebonics to all stoodints!

  • DaninVan

    If i was a woman or non-Caucasian, I think I’d be rather humiliated that my life was being defined by either or both of those descriptors.
    “Hi; I’m a woman. I TOO can understand a medical text book!”

    • Clink9

      Lefties are the true racists and sexists.

      They are obsessed by physical differences.

      • J. C.

        Despite the ‘fact’ that the differences between the sexes & races are a ‘social construct’…

    • Watchman

      “Well, except with the bit about how XX and XY chromosomes determine sex. Crazy but true that only a couple of years ago scientists believed were only two sexes as well a minuscule proportion of people that were not XX or XY. Fortunately the real medical science is being driven by the Critical Studies Faculties these days.” /sarc

  • andycanuck

    Not the original or new black chick on Murdoch Mysteries?

  • simus1

    My (white) father’s career in science started at age 14 as a fireman’s helper on a coal burning locomotive. His father was an locomotive engineer at the company who “pulled strings”.

    Like many other young people who have spent far too much time listening to bullshit artists in academe, she has no concept of where this society was a century and a half ago or even fifty years ago. Probably has even less interest in finding out how false her fact free assumptions about the past are.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why is no one inspired by achievement itself instead of one’s uterus or skin tone?

  • Children say the funniest tings.

  • Starlord

    Who gives a fcuk? 1. We are all of colour! 2. Do you really need a role model that is the exact skin colour, sexual orientation and pronoun to make you succeed?

    • Anonymous White Male

      No, negroes and women don’t need role models. They need excuses for why they have such paucity of achievement in certain areas. Like Mathematics. Science. Engineering. Computer Science. Physics. Chemistry. Information Technology. Etc.

    • Tooth&Claw

      As my uncle once said when I told him how many famous people shared my birthday…”It doesn’t matter who they are or what they do, it matters who YOU are what you do.”

  • Oracle9

    The harvest of first Obama’s, and now Trudeau’s Identity politics.

    The only systemic racism now is AGAINST straight white men.

    Minorities in this country have had their glory but don’t know how to stop, now that everything is seen with a prism of anti-white racism. This will not end well.

  • Blacksmith

    “Even more infuriating is that fact that if one image-searches the word “doctor,” all the images are of older Caucasian men.”
    Well maybe that is because historically the largest percentage of doctors were men dipshit, earn a degree and become a doctor and if enough of you tw^ts do it then maybe you can change the demographic. It is all out there for you to do if you have the skills and desire, and the fortitude to do it.
    What a dumbass.
    Tw^ts like this is why I can hardly watch TV anymore they are always trying to insert (insert minority flavor of the day) into every show way out of proportion to the population.

  • SDMatt

    I’m heartened by the comments over at the Citizen: no one’s onside with this crap.

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  • Maggat

    Sweety pie, if you get down to business and work your ass off you could well end up being a neurosurgeon as have countless others that have applied themselves to the task at hand. However if you continue your whining and bitching I suspect that even if you do become a neurosurgeon the you’l probably be a piss poor one.