This is an apolitical award to celebrate the achievements and potential of individuals, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, or any other superficial characterization. To tar somebody because of their affiliation is prejudice. To tar her specifically because of her (partial) national identity is racism. Her work represents no nation, but rather the noble humanistic endeavor of the search for knowledge and the satisfaction of curiosity, which transcends the concept of nationalism.
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