Image source, Tyler Small Image caption, 'We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. And that's just not true,' Ms Chapple says. When Cynthia Chapple was asked to help out with a photograph of a research professor and his staff, she assumed that she would be the one taking the photo. The image was going to be used by the professor for a grant application. Ms Chapple, then a chemistry researcher at a US university, didn't work with his team directly and had minimal interactions with them personally. Yet, when she arrived to take the photo she was pulled in front of the camera, alongside the team. Confused, she smiled for the picture before an uncomfortable realisation dawned on her. She looked around her: the research team were all white men, and she was the only black woman in the photo. I was embarrassed.
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