The National Science Foundation awarded more than $200,000 of taxpayers ‘ money to a professor who is planning to research on microaggressions.
First of all, The Daily Caller reported that Mary Atwater, a professor of natural Sciences and mathematics at the University of Georgia, received $229,061 to study the impact of microaggressions and look at minority participation in science and mathematics, according to a statement from the University of Georgia.
“There is little research in this area in science and education,” said Atwater, the Sachs Distinguished Lecturer-in-residence at the Teacher’s College of Columbia University. “In fact, there is very little micro-aggression research that has been done, in which the participants are people of European-American descent.”
“Micro aggression,” a common term on college campuses, refers to actions or comments that subtly and often unintentionally — show a tendency to a minority or other “fringe groups” group. The term is also a big part of the national debate on the question of whether free speech on college campuses is being stifled in the interest of sensitivity.
During a recording address, warned Sunday at Notre Dame, Vice President of Pence to the fact that free speech is, in fact, disappears on the college Campus. A number of students ran during the speech.
In their study, Atwater, wants to investigate the “Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory research”, to expand new opportunities for participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields for the pedagogy of the faculty of African or Latino descent”,” according to UGA.
“This funding can have an impact on the number of African-American and Latino/a members of the faculty in science and education,” said Atwater.
To study Atwater-plans micro aggressor”or those acts of micro-aggression “— on science education programs at seven different universities. According to the UGA statement, Atwater students from Columbia University and the UGA recruit is to create the study of “critical race theory”, attitude tests and interviews.