The cost of discrimination

Until the 1950’s, science and technology was practically closed for women – half the human population. What if women always had access to cutting-edge research? How many breakthrough discoveries did we lose to male exclusivity in science?

To this day, people of a different religion or a race continue to be excluded from prominent positions. How many breakthroughs do we continue to lose everyday to race, caste and other forms of exclusion?

The problem with discrimination is that while it protect a group of people in the short term, it exacts a high cost by holding the whole world back from much needed progress.

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