Scientific American media bias rating is Lean Left.

Scientific American has a Lean Left bias.

AllSides changed Scientific American's media bias from Center to Lean Left in June 2020 following an independent review from an AllSides editor. The editor found that many Scientific American articles are written from the perspective of critical race theory, a widely debated foundation for academic study and critical thought typically associated with left-wing academics and commentators. The editor noted numerous articles in which SciAm revealed an ideological slant toward critical race theory, including a piece that claims that concerns about obesity in African American women "reflects the racist stigmatization of black women’s bodies." Another article proclaimed, "Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of COVID-19," and another spoke of the "weaponization of medical language [that] reinforced white supremacy at the torment of Black Americans." Articles like this seem to indicate SciAm has adopted writers with a strong bent toward critical race theory, a movement and collection of activists and scholars engaged in studying and transforming the relationship among race, racism, and power. Critical race theory begins with the view that race is the predominant structural element of American (and other) societies, and its merits as a foundation for objective scientific study have been widely criticized and debated. Critical race theory is typically associated with the American left.

The editor found many articles on SciAm are not colored with left-wing political theory, but the presence of many left-wing views means Scientific American has a Lean Left bent.

About Scientific American

Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine. It has a long history of presenting scientific information on a monthly basis to the general educated public, with careful attention to the clarity of its text and the quality of its specially commissioned color graphics. Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles in the past 168 years. It is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States.

Authors who have written for Scientific American

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