Wednesday, June 3, 2020
AOCS stands against racism and prejudice
AOCS is deeply saddened and disturbed by recent events that have brought to light the dangers of racism and prejudice. All scientists, and all people, should be able to live their lives and pursue their livelihood in safe environments that welcome a myriad of perspectives and reject violence as a solution. AOCS is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion for all people, regardless of race, gender, orientation, or affiliation. We believe that bias and intolerance are not only unethical, but weaken our social fabric. We firmly believe that diversity strengthens the scientific enterprise and society as a whole. As an organization, we stand with those who promote inclusivity and seek to enable all of us to make valued contributions enriching the lives of people everywhere.