How fast can it get here?
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Algorithms can discriminate, even when their designers don't intend that to happen. But they also can make detecting bias easier.
While there are legitimate grounds for critique of Section 18C, David Leyonhjelm’s ‘test’ case is not the ideal candidate.
David Leyonhjelm's complaint over being called an 'angry white male' could showcase the difficulty in launching a successful action under Section 18C and undermine an argument in support of repeal.
While most people would assume being the victim of racism can’t be good for us, being a perpetrator of racism is also bad for our health.
In highlighting the importance of retaining section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, shadow attorney general Mark Dreyfus said racial discrimination can make people sick.
Why race-conscious policies matter.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
Like any other player, Robinson needed to earn his spot on the Montreal Royals’ roster.
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Much has been written about Robinson’s first major league game. Far less is known about the first integrated spring training game in Florida.
When would-be renters enquire about a property, their ethnicity can make a significant difference to how the agent responds.
An experiment compared the experience of Anglo, Indian and Muslim Middle Eastern "renters" looking for housing. The differences in how they were treated were significant.
People queue up outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC to hear the case of Fisher v University of Texas, Austin.
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As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?
Rosa Parks was a hero in the fight against segregation ... but she was just one of many.
South African rugby coach Heyneke Meyer sings the national anthem at the World Cup.
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South Africa's rugby administrators are facing increased criticism for their failure to shed its white image. The tone of the debate is different this time, amid growing protests against inequality.
Nobody wants to talk about it.
Research shows that patient care suffers when minority ethnic healthcare staff are unfairly treated.
Last Saturday, presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were booed and heckled by liberal activists at a town hall discussion at the Netroots Nation annual conference. Why would attendees…
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
Expected tip size isn’t the only thing that influences the quality of service.
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Blacks and Hispanics do tip, on average, less than whites. But research shows waiters aren't only motivated by economics when they offer inferior service.
Systems of oppression have much in common.
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Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world's two largest democracies learn from each other?
Self-identifying as black is anyone’s right, but the lies are what do the most damage.
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Blacks need allies, not avatars.
No really, it’s fine!
Sexist peer review case sheds light on the need to tackle gender and racial discrimination in universities.
A tenured black woman academic often finds herself invisible.
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A tenured professor reflects on how her race and gender make her invisible to many.
Homeschooling for black children is increasing.
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A scholar finds black parents are homeschooling kids to protect them from racism and what they see as a Eurocentric education.
Willie O'Ree, the first black NHL player, debuted for the Boston Bruins in 1958.
Last week’s release of Black Ice – the memoir of Val James, the first African American to play in the NHL – brought me back to when I was a teenager living in Boston. It was the winter of 1978 – the year…
Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950.
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In the spring of 1950, Gordon Parks, the first African-American photographer for Life Magazine, returned to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. On assignment for the magazine, Parks photographed his middle…