화요일에, there was another step forward
. The AOS announced a new ad hoc committee that would make recommendations for guidelines on how to identify and change
“harmful English bird names
,” 에 따르면 a statement by the organization
. The committee is set to have specific recommendations by early
“We are excited to put this important task into the hands of our ad hoc committee, and look forward to receiving their recommendations on the process for reviewing and changing English bird names to ensure ornithology and birding are as inclusive as possible,” the AOS said in the statement.
궁극적으로, Bird Names for Birds wants to make the system across the board more inclusive. While changing the name of McCown’s longspur to thick-billed longspur was great, it only represented the tip of the iceberg, Rutter said, noting that the AOS previously rejected the same proposal in 2018.
“Nothing about the process changed,” 그녀가 말했다, adding that more can be done to amplify non-White birders’ perspectives.
답으로, the AOS said it has been “discussing in earnest the issue of eponymous bird names” since the initial rejection in 2018.
“The American Ornithological Society (AOS) acknowledges the systemic barriers faced by scientists of color, who have been largely underrepresented in STEM disciplines and, 구체적으로 특별히, in avian systematics. AOS unequivocally supports increasing diversity and inclusion in ornithology and is committed to anti-racism,” the organization said in a statement to CNN.
The issue of renaming is not a new one. Symbols and names linked to the Confederacy are being removed across the country.
, ㅏ school board in Florida voted to rename six schools previously bearing the names of Confederate leaders
. An Atlanta board of education made a similar decision in April
그리고 물론, one of the most high profile of these changes has been the Washington Football Team’s renaming
, which came after years of campaigning by Native Americans
, who called out the team’s formerly racist name