Scientific American dustup over blogger being called ‘urban whore’ after rejecting request for unpaid work

Scientific American’s blog network drew controversy Friday after removing a complaint about mistreatment posted by one of its scientific bloggers. Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D., rejected a request for unpaid writing by Biology-Online.org, a partner site of Scientific American, notes Wired Magazine writer Maryn McKenna. In an emailed response, a Biology-Online.org editor wrote, “Are you an urban scientist or an urban whore?” Lee, a postdoctoral research associate at Oklahoma State University and an African-American biologist who […]

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