History is better taught to young, impressionable minds from an early age.
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Nigeria should stop showing contempt for history as a subject, profession or topic of discussion.
There’s virtually no association between self-esteem and sexual behavior.
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A new study finds that women are just as likely as men to assume something’s wrong with a woman who decides she wants to sleep with a handful of partners.
Ultra-Orthodox women have become the primary breadwinners in their families.
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A Jewish studies scholar discusses the societal changes that women are leading in ultra-Orthodox communities.
TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will.
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An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix’s ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.
Hollywood movies have historically represented the tropics as lush green coasts but lurking underneath is disease and danger.
Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.
‘Untitled’ from the series ‘Imaging/Imagining.’
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Three decades after poet Frank X. Walker coined the term ‘Affrilachia,’ the region’s poets and artists continue to create work that probes the world of a people long ignored.
A rally against violence toward Asian Americans, after the March 16 attack in Atlanta, Georgia, that killed eight people, including six Chinese and Korean women.
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The media tends to render Asian Americans as either a ‘perpetual foreigner’ or ‘model minority’ – both stereotypes that have been levied in tandem against immigrants from Asia since the 1830s.
The media often reflects personal and professional biases and community misunderstandings about trauma.
Women who experience mental anguish after violence are not ‘irrational’.
Portrait of Betty and Willis Coles by William Bullard from about 1902.
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The camera has long been used to defy a media landscape steeped in negative portrayals of Black families.
This illustration of Little Eva and Uncle Tom by Hammatt Billings appears in the first edition of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’
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This is the full transcript for Don’t Call Me Resilient, episode 1: What’s in a word? How to confront 150 years of racial stereotypes and language.
Mental health stigma does not only exist at the level of individuals, but also at a structural level that affects care within our health system.
Structural stigma is in the rules, policies and procedures of organizations and society. It’s reflected in systems that treat people with mental illness as less treatable or less deserving of care.
How androgynous are you?
Thomas Piercy, University of Cambridge.
While there are small differences between male and female brains, most of us have a mix of both.
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.
Mostly male, white faces up on stage at the Nobel Prize award ceremony.
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With 3% of science Nobels going to women and zero going to Black people, these awards are an extreme example of how certain demographics are underrepresented in STEM fields.
Kamala Harris speaking via a screen to demonstrators at the protest against racism and police brutality on Aug. 28, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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Black and Asian American communities have been portrayed as in opposition to each other. Multiracial Kamala Harris, both Asian American and Black, represents the potential for coalition building.
As the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests have shown many people, racial bias, prejudice and discrimination very much still exist, but have become increasingly subtle and complex.
Racially sorted patients are surveilled, often with negative consequences.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents potentially concerning trajectories for race relations. Many of these concerns might even originate within the medical profession.
The city’s latest financial woes are a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Over 200 years ago, a French Jesuit missionary wrote an essay criticising China’s handling of smallpox. The reality, though, was China was light years ahead of the world in confronting the disease.