There are many gaps in the world of research. One of the most longstanding is the dearth of studies focused on women and girls of color. And that’s a problem, says Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, because “If we are going to have comprehensive, accurate, nuanced knowledge in our society, we need to make sure we have a diversity of people doing the exploring and investigating. In every subject area, if there are no women of color, we need to change that.”
A professor and Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Ropers-Huilman is a member of the team heading up the University of Minnesota’s Women and Girls of Color Initiative. Part of a national collaboration inspired by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the initiative aims to increase research opportunities for women of color, as well as the number and breadth of studies related to improving the lives of women and girls of color.
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