Scientific American Explores Big Ideas
In 2013, a powerful phrase appeared for the first time on social media in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year-old Black teen Trayvon Martin: Black Lives Matter (BLM). Many adolescents have been empowered by Black Lives Matter posts and protests to take on anti-Black violence and racism. This title is an important resource that highlights Black and Brown voices standing up to oppressive systems. Explanatory text also allows readers to understand and confront the ways racism influences public health crises such as COVID-19 and the scientific and academic realms.