Inequality has cost women the benefits of thousands of “lost” medical inventions.
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Boosting the number of female inventors isn't just a matter of fairness. Inventions by men are more likely to ignore women's needs.
Many black South Africans live in appalling conditions with no running water or electricity 27 years into democracy.
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The new governing elite mistakenly believes that the goal of a democratic South Africa is simply to extend to everyone what whites enjoyed under apartheid.
Legislation pending in Congress would contribute to reforming how police conduct themselves – but there’s a limit to what federal legislation can do.
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While many in America are looking to Congress to pass police reform legislation, the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
President Trump’s ban on immigration from several mostly Muslim countries was ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court. President Biden revoked it on his first day in office.
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A civil rights group is suing Facebook for its failure to stop the spread of anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform.
Video evidence at trial played a crucial part in the conviction of a police officer for the 2020 murder of George Floyd.
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Video evidence can be powerful at a trial – but it does not always lead to a fair rendering of justice.
A memorial to the Asian American women gunned down at Gold Spa, in Atlanta, Ga., on March 18, 2021.
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Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.
Black-owned businesses have been shuttered at a higher rate during the pandemic.
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With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.
Members of the Black Panther Party outside the High Point property raided by police.
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In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, heavily armed officers moved in on a house occupied by Black Panther activists – marking a policing trajectory toward a more militarized response to Black activism.
U.S. reliance on food assistance is rising during the coronavirus pandemic as more people grapple with economic hardship.
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A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
People of color say they want office allies who offer honest feedback.
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Some people wonder what they can do to support Black colleagues and junior employees who face institutional discrimination at work and elsewhere.
Father Coughlin’s bully pulpit.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
Four of the 10 federal prisoners executed this year: Wesley Purkey, killed July 16; Dustin Honken, killed July 17; Brandon Bernard, killed Dec. 10; and Alfred Bourgeois, killed Dec. 11. In some cases, survivors of their victims addressed the court.
Victim impact statements give survivors a voice in the criminal justice process. But research shows their wrenching personal testimonies may not bring closure and can add racial bias into sentencing.
Taking a peek, but probably not seeing a future career.
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At age 7, Black, white and Hispanic children have a similar opinion of the police. But this increasingly turns negative by the time they are teenagers, especially for nonwhite teens.
They’re not just honest or ignorant mistakes, and they can poison an otherwise pleasant interaction.
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White people are often defensive when they're called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.
Facial recognition algorithms are usually tested using white faces, which results in the technology being unable to differentiate between racialized individuals.
Technology is not neutral, as facial recognition algorithms and predictive policing have shown us. Algorithms discriminate by design, reflecting and reinforcing pre-existing biases.
Implicit bias training has become a lucrative business in recent years, but it doesn’t always deliver the expected results.
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of businesses offering employees bias training. However, bias training is not a one-size-fits-all solution and unless tailored to specific contexts loses its value.
Will protests on campus look different after COVID-19?
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A 2018 study found that Black activist students were less likely to get a response to their college inquiries. A sociologist discusses whether the protests of 2020 will do anything to change that.
Talking about race is important, but not every family does it – or does it well.
In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of white parents of 6- to 11-year-olds said they didn't talk to their kids very much about racism.
Will police accept the challenge of ending
Māori over-representation at every stage of the criminal justice system in Aotearoa-New Zealand?
Footage captured the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery’s life.
Research shows black men are less likely to exercise in white neighborhoods. Those who do jog report having police called and neighbors shun them.