A Black Lives Matter protester outside the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
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The economic status of Black Americans hasn't changed since the Fed was handed its mandate in 1977. Could targeting Black unemployment, encouraging credit and reporting discrepancies narrow the gap?
As seen in ‘Alien vs. Predator,’ Hollywood alien movies can be read as depicting Black people as monsters to be feared.
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Anti-black violence exists against the backdrop of the political and cultural dehumanization of Black people. How did this happen and where do we go from here?
Zadie Smith’s debut White Teeth was part of a wave of interest in “multicultural writing” in the early 2000s.
Interest in Black British writing has grown and shrunk since the late 1940s. Is the current wave going to crash like those before it?
Rhetoric that casts COVID-19 as a Chinese virus stigmatizes Asian people and plays into racist tropes of a ‘yellow peril.’
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Stating that COVID-19 is a “Chinese” disease, dehumanizes and reinforces well-worn stereotypes of Chinese people as the "yellow peril."
When we use 'race' we need to be very specific about what we mean. Race is not biology, nor is it class.
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.
About seven times as many Americans are working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Working from home has become the new norm for many during the pandemic. But it's an opportunity that divides along racial and economic lines – and isn't as beneficial to the environment as many believe.
Many films that address race end up lulling audiences into complacency.
Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.
Edmonton’s Canadian Football League franchise is the latest sports team to drop its racist name.
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First the Washington Redskins. And now the Edmonton Eskimos. It's about time professional sports franchises recognized the harm that comes from racist team names.
Post-secondary institutions reflect Canadian society at large. Addressing racism can help work towards social justice.
The coronavirus pandemic has revealed inequities throughout society. However, the pandemic also provides the opportunity to change, including in Canadian postsecondary institutions.
George Floyd’s death sparked a movement.
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A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change -- and could dramatically alter the work she's done for five years.
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.
‘Jacob’s Dream’ by Salvador Rosa (c. 1665).
We want to be whitelisted and not blacklisted for jobs. White lies make stretching the truth okay, but you don't want to receive a black mark on your record.
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There are, scientifically, no human races. How did race come to have this power and this durability?
A multimedia technician wipes down audio equipment at a church in Brooklyn.
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Although many Black churches have an aging hierarchy, other factors such as racial and economic disparities place barriers to going online.
Muslims demonstrate against police brutality and racial injustice in Brooklyn.
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Race, class and national identity mean that views within the American Muslim community vary when it comes to such hot-button issues as policing, protests and discrimination.
San Francisco mayor London Breed declaring a shelter-in-place order early in the coronavirus pandemic, March 17, 2020.
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Four decades after Ellen Craig-Jones of Urbancrest, Ohio, became the US's first Black woman mayor, seven of the nation's largest cities are lead by Black women. And what a time to be in charge.
A protester holds up a sign with Breonna Taylor’s name. Taylor was killed by police officers on March 13.
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Young men make up the majority of black people killed by police in the US. That's fed a perception that black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. They aren't.
Watch out, Karen coming through.
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Generic names can take on a linguistic life of their own, becoming powerful forms of social commentary.
Actors Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits on the set of ‘NYPD Blue.’
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For decades, there's been a concerted effort by law enforcement to ensure their perspectives – and not those of people being policed – dominate prime-time television.