Misinterpretation of why black students do not pursue studies in the biological sciences

  • Kelsey L. Glennon School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0538-7916
  • Joseph White School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Chevonne Reynolds School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ida Risenga School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Neville Pillay School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sally Archibald School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Kevin Balkwill School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Marcus Byrne School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Glynis Cron School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Hanlie Engelbrecht School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jolene Fisher School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • David Furniss School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Kim Madikiza School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mapula Matimolane School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Francesca Parrini School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Martie Sanders School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Robert Scholes School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sivu Situngu School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Stuart Sym School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Wayne Twine School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Isabel Weiersbye School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Vivienne Williams School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ed T.F. Witkowski School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Darragh Woodford School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Keywords: biological sciences, conservation, data analysis, undergraduate studies

Abstract

This Commentary is a response to a Commentary published in the May/June 2020 issue:

Nattrass N. Why are black South African students less likely to consider studying biological sciences? S Afr J Sci. 2020;116(5/6), Art. #7864, 2 pages. https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2020/7864

Responses to the Commentary in the May/June 2020 issue have been published collectively in a special issue of Volume 116.

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2020-07-10
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