#decolonizeSTEM Reading List by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, theoretical astrophysicist at MIT

From Europe to Haiti to now Hawai’i. Hawai’i is the flash point for this conversation now, even though the story goes beyond Hawai’i. If we are going to understand the context of what is happening in Hawai’i with the Thirty Meter Telescope, we must understand that Hawai’i is not the first or only place where astronomers used and benefited from colonialism. And in connection, we have to understand Hawaiian history. Thus, my reading list also includes important materials about Hawai’i’s history.

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