Why do caseworkers and immigration judges not believe that asylum seekers are gay?
Women have heart attacks too and can have different symptoms to men, like jaw pain, breathlessness or nausea, as well as the familiar chest pain. So why don’t we see this on TV?
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
Friendliness to newcomers is not translating into friendship in schools, finds one study. Here, a youth receives her Certificate of Citizenship from Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Citizenship Judge Marie Senecal-Tremblay on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 17, 2019.
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How to support students from diverse backgrounds to appreciate the inherent value of engaging one another in close friendships remains a question for educators.
As new rules come into force to stop damaging gender stereotypes in advertising, a psychologist assess what impact they will have.
Lee was able to communicate that disability is a part of humanity – not separate from it.
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Lee, who is blind and autistic, upended the assumption, held by many, that people with disabilities lack rich interior lives.
Octavia Spencer is one of the few black women to have a lead role in a horror film.
For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we're seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.
In the live-action ‘Aladdin,’ Mena Massoud stars Aladdin, while Will Smith plays the Genie.
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While the 2019 'Aladdin' is a big improvement from the 1992 version, it still recycles some old tropes.
Children from a Roma community play in a camp that was attacked on March 2, 2019, in Bobigny, near Paris.
Since March 2019, 25 attacks against Roma people have taken place, especially after false rumours of child abductions. Why do such negative stereotypes spread and what social mechanisms do they trigger?
Unconscious biases can trigger aggressive behaviour and lead to miscarriages of justice.
Children need to be able to see themselves in the books they read.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
Some Harry Potter fans have taken to penning their own stories set in the world of Hogwarts.
The Harry Potter universe has become a popular setting for stories featuring autistic characters, written by young writers eager to tackle a complex topic.
Only 3 percent of these prizes have gone to women since 1901.
Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
Do we have any reason to believe that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones?
Over the course of two years, a sociologist studied a group of affluent, white kids to see how they made sense of sensitive racial issues like privilege, unequal opportunity and police violence.
Whether it is racism, sexism or ageism, most of us face prejudice in some domain. And it turns out that damaging stereotypes can significantly affect our intellectual abilities.
Conversations about gender and stereotypes can start at home, while playing in the sandpit.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
A podcast on twins, including why stereotypes about their relationship are so damaging, and why they are so useful to scientists.
Many associate entrepreneurship with youth – like Mark Zuckerberg, who famously started Facebook as a student at Harvard.
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Most people think of entrepreneurship as a young person's game. But the highest-growth firms in the US come from entrepreneurs who are 45 years old.
Tabletop games have been around for more than a century. Early North American game makers often depicted Indigenous people as savage enemies.
For more than a century, board games have provided children with some of their first exposure to Indigenous stereotypes — hidden behind ornate lithographs, painted cubes and punched cardboard.
A skit on China’s English language TV station CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala featuring ‘blackface’ actors has gone viral.
China's offensive 'blackface' skit intended to highlight the positive aspects of China-Africa relations, has done the opposite.
Spring Festival Gala with some Chinese actors in blackface.
In China, like in other parts of the world, Africa is routinely treated as a single unit, erasing its linguistic, racial and cultural diversity.