If teachers don’t accept the challenge of proactively educating children about racist language, young people may not understand its hurtful impact. And they may take this ignorance into adulthood.
Why have Uber drivers been regarded more favourably than taxi drivers?
Taxi drivers and Uber drivers perform the same work, but Uber’s categorization as a tech company has contributed to the historical stigma against taxi drivers.
Although we would like to think there is a big difference between racialized curiosity and physical violence, there is not. Rather, it is a spectrum of violence that hinges on the very assumptions behind a seemingly innocent question.
To remove the burden of responsibility, everyone must take over some of the work that diverse communities have been doing to combat prejudice and fear for decades.
Many Black and Hispanic STEM students leave the science field because of the ‘racial fatigue’ of having to deal with stereotypes.
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Coping with racial stereotypes that permeate STEM culture is like having another full-time job, argues a researcher who studies racism in these fields.
South African civil society organisations march against xenophobia in Johannesburg in 2019.
Radio and television were found to be potentially highly influential in promoting positive public attitudes towards immigrants.
People in Zambia gather while awaiting food distribution in January 2020.
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Using a common tool for measuring subconscious stereotypes, a scholar assessed how bias against dark skin can influence an inclination to support a charity serving people in low-income countries.
Doctors have told people who are overweight to exercise more and eat less, when in fact their overweight may be due to genetic or other factors that exercise won’t change.
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All too often the medical community ‘fat-shames’ patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
African American students are disproportionately punished, starting in preschool.
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These new findings could help explain why Black students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined than other children.
A Black Lives Matter protester in Senegal.
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A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
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As the Black Lives Matter movement has , statues of figures linked to slavery have been removed. Such actions are just symbolic, however. What is at stake is the systemic transformation of the present.
Gravediggers in Brazil’s Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, exhume old graves to make way for more victims of COVID-19.
Plagues and flu pandemics of the past have led to long-term disadvantages for those affected, and increased prejudice.
In Ventura, California, a woman who is social isolating greets a little boy who has come to visit.
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Prejudice toward older Americans can impact their physical and emotional health.
Mary-Lou McCullagh, 83, inside her Ventura, California home, in isolation because of COVID-19. She and her husband Bob, 84, greet the little boy who lives across the street.
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What’s in a word? Plenty, when it comes to the choices we use to describe people over 60. Stigma against older people that has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic shows why it’s time to change.
A Rhode Island National Guardsman and a police officer speak with a man whose car has a New York license plate as part of coronavirus lockdown efforts.
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Fear of strangers extends beyond racism and discrimination against people who look like they might come from another place – it includes people who sound different, too.
Donald Trump at a press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on April 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.
An analysis of the expressions used by Donald Trump to designate Covid-19 sheds light on his political calculations and on the evolution of his relationship with China in recent weeks.
You wouldn’t think Bob Marley ‘shot the sheriff,’ but rappers are held to a double standard.
When prosecutors introduce lyrics, they’re asking juries to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, and to read them as literal confessions of guilt.
Making diverse friends at school may counter stereotypes.
Becoming friends with classmates from different backgrounds can help people reject negative stereotypes. And teachers are able to help make that happen.
Woman walks past the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.
Exotic and sensational depictions of Chinese “wet markets” may prevent a proper and efficient understanding of how viral diseases emerge.
American executives only represent a fraction of the workforce.
Hispanic Americans make up just 4.3% of executive positions. They are 17% of the labor force, the largest of any racial minority group.
In India, dark skin is often associated with poverty, partially due to the hierarchichal caste system.
For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.