Wellcome says it has perpetuated ‘systemic racism’ in science

Wellcome, one of the world’s largest philanthropic funders of research, has allowed institutional racism to fester in the organization and is “perpetuating and exacerbating systemic racism” in the research sector, according to an independent evaluation of its efforts to become an anti-racist organization.

The report, published on 10 August, comes after the March resignation of Wellcome’s anti-racism expert group, whose members expressed their disappointment with the leadership’s slow implementation of previously agreed anti-racism principles. It makes several recommendations for combating racism.

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