It’s Official; ‘Shark Week’ Now Considered Racist, Filled with White Supremacy, Guys Named Mike

You’re gonna need a bigger brain…

Nature tells me that sharks are dangerous. Common sense tells me that sharks are dangerous. Now an Associate Professor of Biology & Geology at Allegheny College tells me that sharks are dangerous, but not for the reasons I might think.
Silly me. Just when I was under the impression that I should steer clear of the watery carnivores for all the obvious reasons, along comes Professor Lisa Whitenack from some nondescript college that’s about as interesting as a mayonnaise sandwich left out in the sun.
To further emphasize my negative impression of the good prof’, here’s a taste of her official Alleghany College webpage;

My research has historically concerned teeth and jaws of sharks and other fishes, the biomechanics of marine gastropods and their predators, and jumping mechanics of salamanders.

Color me unimpressed. But perhaps her mere existence in the food chain of American academia is proof-positive of everything wrong with the same.
Little did I know that Whitenack is also an expert in White Supremacy 101.
As reported by Daniel Greenfield of (emphasis mine);

In the great war between art and life, the latter won with a knockout punch in 2020. Despite satire’s best efforts, it can’t even begin to compete with wokes actually churning out this stuff with a straight face.

‘Shark Week’ lacks diversity, overrepresents men named Mike, scientists say – The Washington Post

When you can’t quite decide if you want to complain about a lack of diversity or accuse shark experts of being racist toward sharks.

Lisa Whitenack loved sharks as a kid. She spent rainy days leafing through a guide to sharks in Reader’s Digest. Every summer, she would watch “Shark Week,” Discovery’s annual TV event that spotlights the ocean predator with seven days of dedicated programming.

But when the scientists appeared on her TV screen, she rarely saw any women she could look up to.

Whitenack led a team of researchers to examine hundreds of “Shark Week” episodes that aired between 1988 and 2020. In a study published last month by the Public Library of Science, their research claims that Discovery’s programming emphasized negative messages about sharks, lacked useful messaging about shark conservation and overwhelmingly featured white men as experts — including several with the same name.

You’ll be shocked, really shocked to learn that Lisa has contributed such gems to science as “Minorities in Shark Science: Diverse Voice in Shark Research”, “Speaking out about sexual harassment in shark science” and ” What can professional scientific societies do to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion”.

And don’t forget a $435,235 grant for “creating cultural change in the American Elasmobranch Society”.

Your tax dollars at work, gang.

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