Angela Okune Annotations

NANO: (How) is “Africa” invoked when the author discusses data (as a place with unique demands or responsibilities, for example)?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:42pm

"Holbrook bristles at the suggestion that, as an African-American scientist, she has an obligation to give back to her community; "nobody asks the white boys to give back to their communities," she observes." This quote is interesting because it rasies questions about who the burden of "helping" is on (and who and how others should be helped)... Should members from "marginalized communities" be the ones to "help" others from the same communties or is it a broader institutional responsibility that must be held (and engrained in all). In other words, (how) do intersectional identities align (or not) with moral duties and ethical responsibilities?

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