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Introducing Racism To Space: NASA Needs To Come Up With “Inclusive And Diverse” Space Nicknames

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Introducing Racism To Space: NASA Needs To Come Up With "Inclusive And Diverse" Space Nicknames

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On August 8th, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that it would reexamine the nicknames that people give to cosmic objects.

“As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive, but can be actively harmful. NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

For example, NASA would stop calling planetary nebula NGC 2392 the “Eskimo Nebula”, because “Eskimo” is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions.

NASA will also no longer use the term “Siamese Twins Galaxy” to refer to NGC 4567 and NGC 4568, a pair of spiral galaxies found in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster.

In the future, NASA would only use the International Astronomical Union designations in cases where nicknames are inappropriate.

“These nicknames and terms may have historical or culture connotations that are objectionable or unwelcoming, and Nasa is strongly committed to addressing them,” said Stephen Shih, associate administrator for diversity and equal opportunity at NASA. “Science depends on diverse contributions, and benefits everyone, so this means we must make it inclusive.”

Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen said that NASA’s aim was that all names are aligned with the values of diversity and inclusion.

“I support our ongoing reevaluation of the names by which we refer to astronomical objects. Our goal is that all names are aligned with our values of diversity and inclusion, and we’ll proactively work with the scientific community to help ensure that. Science is for everyone, and every facet of our work needs to reflect that value,” he said.

NASA will be working with diversity, inclusion, and equity experts in the astronomical and physical sciences to provide guidance and recommendations for other nicknames and terms for review.

This is because, allegedly, nicknames are often more approachable and public-friendly than official names for cosmic objects, such as Barnard 33, whose nickname “the Horsehead Nebula” invokes its appearance.

“But often seemingly innocuous nicknames can be harmful and detract from the science.”

Of course, the internet immediately jumped on the band wagon, and as such “The Official NASA Guide to more inclusive space terms” was born.

It should be noted that this is not an official piece of documentation, obviously, but it does provide some good ideas, one could argue.

Introducing Racism To Space: NASA Needs To Come Up With "Inclusive And Diverse" Space Nicknames

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Jan Lavicka

Black monkey, black criminal, black gun, black HIV, black LSD. There is plenty of possible names based on stats from real world ;)
Thx God 80% of black US population is against BLM and Antifa terrorist and they dont care about these “black” and “diverse” stupidities, so it shows they are really clever, but just those 80%:)

guest

US was built on racism and slavery and now it has gone to the high heavens.

Jens Holm

USA wasnt based on racism and slavery butwhite emmigrants from Europe.

You of course also ignore there was slaves in the world 1000s of years before USA and even Indians there had slaves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_Ottoman_Empire

Fog of War

Name me one group in Africa that didnt practice slavery ?

Porc Halal

He can’t…:)))))

Антон С

My neighbor stole something, then I can steal also?

Антон С

And genocide of local population.

johnny rotten

By reducing the whole discourse of racism to a semantic question, they will be able to easily procrastinate true structural racism, this was a stroke of genius and as such it must be recognized, even Macchiavelli would not have dared to go so far.

Dawn

Why is space black?! That is racism! Lets make petition to paint at lest 1/3 of space in white :)

Porc Halal

No worries, there’s a plan to eliminate the white word from every language’s vocabulary…

occupybacon

Guess replacing Black Hole with Glory Hole. And Virgo with Slutty

Dawn

:) Black hole should be renamed “afroamerican hole”..

occupybacon

Same for the dark matter, dark life matters

Porc Halal

Or… the life of colored matter matters! …

Lone Ranger

Darkmatter matters…
All matter matters…

Porc Halal

You mean ‘hole of color’ instead of black hole…

occupybacon

And the White Dwarfs – Priviledged Dwarfs.

Porc Halal

;)))))…yes, exactly…

Porc Halal

PS…

Joke aside, racism, regardless of skin color or the ideology of those who support it, is one of the most despicable thing on earth … and among white (re)turds there are also a lot of non-whites (and here I would include many jews or arabs), left-wing supporters or islamists who are very, very racist…

Fog of War

” Joke aside, racism, regardless of skin color or the ideology of those who support it, is one of the most despicable thing on earth ”

I guess you’re not aware what happens during war. Racism one the most despicable ? Foolish .

Porc Halal

Well, racism was practiced trough out history by all races, ethnicities, tribes, large groups of people, white, blacks, jews, muslims, etc…some, because of their religion (muslims) or ideology (leftists), are still practicing it!…

Fog of War

Actually most modern slavery is practiced in Africa by black Africans. Ironic isn’t it ? BLM indeed.

Porc Halal

Yes indeed…a form of modern slavery is practiced by some islamic countries in the Arabian Gulf where qatar, an active islamic terorrism founding and promoter all over the globe, is the champion!…

Porc Halal

…’the bulk of the supply came from the Nigerians. These Nigerian middlemen moved to the interior where they captured other Nigerians who belonged to other communities. The middlemen also purchased many of the slaves from the people in the interior . . . . Many Nigerian middlemen began to depend totally on the slave trade and neglected every other business and occupation. The result was that when the trade was abolished [by England in 1807] these Nigerians began to protest. As years went by and the trade collapsed such Nigerians lost their sources of income and became impoverished’…

Garga

Privileged vertically challenged person.

Jens Holm

Its heard Assads follow the trend and the Parlament will be “The paradise of Nepotisme and Corruption”

Porc Halal

You are on drugs, again…

Jens Holm

I was just trying to nice.

Porc Halal

Well, I didn’t want to point out the effects, just the cause … but if you kept talking …

Porc Halal

When cultural-marxism and political islam steps in, real science steps out…sadly…

Decatur Guy

Oh, so NASA has moved on from their agenda of making muzzies feel good about their stupid, made-up religion. Good to know.

God

i’m waiting for an announcement to move this libtards to a special planet for them: “Wakanda”

Joao Alfaiate

This is a plus double good article.

Lone Ranger

U.S. is sinking fast…
Get out till you can…

Assad must stay

hahahahaaha US has totally lost its mind

Phoron

The jokes just keep on writing themselves here in the Land of the Queer and Home of the Slave.

cechas vodobenikov

in order to remedy their racism amerikans will appoint non white janitors to be physicists, mathematicians in their space agency and universities—impoverishing even more their already farcically censored academia

Антон С

Somebody asked eskimo people are they offended by this? I guess, they are not offended at all.

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