‘We do belong here’: The scientist behind #BlackInNeuro hopes to transform a Twitter movement into a lasting community

Angeline Dukes, who’s currently a student in the department of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, said it was “wonderful” to find a community of people who had not only succeeded, but overcome the same struggles she’d experienced. She wanted to found the movement in part because of her own struggles as a Black scientist — especially as she felt the mental health impact of the killings of unarmed Black people like Breonna TaylorAhmaud Arbery, and George Floyd earlier this year.

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