How can children develop multiple perspectives through stories?
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How about a black Santa story, for a change?
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It is time to understand what parental alienating behaviors are so that we don't allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.
Is a male culture keeping women from becoming engineers and computer scientists?
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Masculine cultures foster a greater sense of belonging and ability to be successful in boys than they do in girls.
Is Trump an “ugly American” or just someone who exemplifies the world around us?
Outside the US, the Republican candidate is not liked at all - largely because he exemplifies some of the worst stereotypes about Americans.
Nottingham City Council are in trouble over a series of anti-begging posters – it's important to know if their claims stack up.
Can machine learning help us find – and reduce – gender bias?
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Algorithms that learn from large data sets can pick up inherent social biases. That could perpetuate the biases, or even worsen them.
The Washington Redskins have been a flashpoint for the controversy surrounding Native American mascots.
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If your city has a team with a Native American mascot, you're more likely to hold stereotypical views of Native people.
The poster for ‘Do The Right Thing’
With #BlackLivesMatter and a never-ending list of African Americans being killed by police, the film ‘Do The Right Thing’ is even more relevant now than when it was released 27 years ago.
Supporters of presidential candidate José Mário Vaz cheer at a campaign rally in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, in 2014.
Despite the evident weakness of state institutions and accountability of elites, Guinea-Bissau is still a country that ‘works’.
A replica of the remains of “Lucy” at the National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
When it comes to valuable African fossils, much is at stake. They often unearth disputed ways of debating archaeology as a science of ‘discovery’.
The author of 'Where Are the Women Architects?' explores the significance of losing Hadid in a field where female role models are few and far between.
Everyone ticks multiple demographic boxes.
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No one is only their sex or only their race or only their sexual orientation. Social psychologists are starting to investigate how people of multiple minority groups are perceived.
Not all elderly Chinese people live with their children.
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When you scrape below the surface it's not hard to see that 'culture' is the wrong answer to almost every question.
What is behind Asian-American success?
Nicola Sapiens De Mitri
Asian-American kids are often viewed as high-achieving and smart. Does such a stereotype contribute to their academic success?
If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, "merit" is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
He is in a wheelchair, she has multiple sclerosis, but their neighbours know Grzegorz and Magda as a loving couple.
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Our notions of what makes a person a desirable 'love interest' are often superficial and involve an element of deception. For someone with a severe disability, finding love is even more complicated
You can do a lot while you sleep.
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We strengthen memories while we sleep, and researchers have found a way to cue that process to help people better retain information that counters implicit biases.
There are ‘his’ and ‘hers’ apps for raising a baby.
Almost every day, a smartphone app emerges offering some new and exciting functionality. But it’s come to my attention that many of these apps are continuing an old trend: they are purveyors of gender-based…
Bogans may inspire humorous warmth, as in the TV series Housos, but they are also associated in our minds with feral or animal-like qualities.
The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Nick Haslam reveals that some social groups are consistently seen as being more…
The NotYourAsianSidekick hashtag has ignited a worldwide online conversation about racial stereotyping.
In December, I was catching up with a friend over a few glasses of wine. My friend is a white male in his 60s. A passer-by, also a white male, about the same age, stopped by our table. It quickly became…