spacecadet182 asked: You said you have a love/hate relationship with the new Cosmos. I feel the same way, but I'd like to hear what you dislike about it.
Basically all the white washed history and same old white contributors to science. Which is ironic for a show that claims to want to inform about the cosmic perspective and diversity of life, yet they’re out here still presenting us the best of white scientists. Idk maybe it’s just the beginning and the poc contributors of science will be shown later on the show.. but I highly doubt that. It would be a pleasant surprise if they show at least more than one poc.
It doesn’t feel very inclusive, so far the only time you see poc is in these nomadic, early, primitive human scenarios. Where are the poc scientists of the west or the world that played a huge role in the progression of science as a whole? where are those stories? why am I only seeing the good things white men have done?
The show was even promoted as “shedding light on the scientists/astronomers that the original Cosmos didn’t have time for” but coincidentally it’s doing the same thing. White everywhere.
We’re really doing the race thing here? Then you miss the whole point of the show. Plus it’s LESS THAN 5 EPISODES IN!!
Everyone wants something to complain about. How about, if you’re an adult, the show may not entirely be for you but for the young potential scientists who don’t need to be fed biases about a show with the intention to inspire and encourage.
Right got it, thank you, so basically misrepresentation is just a dumb old race thing I’m being annoying and naggy about and because this show is supposedly aimed for kids only it’s okay to present these kids with nothing but white guys cause that’s what science, inspiration and courage is all about.
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I’ve been thinking the EXACT same thing ken.
It’s not just the straight up ignoring the scientific discoveries of people of color for me. Every time they talk about “our ancestors”, they always show some dirty white people with dreadlocks. That’s not my ancestors.
It’s 2014. Even if you’re not Black, we all should know by now that life started in Africa. When he says “When our ancestors first looked up into the sky…” I don’t think I’m asking for much when in 2014 I expect to be seeing BLACK ancestors.
While I do enjoy Cosmos, it’s white-washed, Eurocentric science and it’s hard to ignore.
Copernicus helped whites discover that they weren’t the center of the universe………………….. cool. Now, can 2014 be the year when they realize they’re not the center of life on Earth either??