The Supreme Court is deciding a case on whether, and how, universities may consider an applicant’s race when making admissions decisions.
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Scholars explain what affirmative action is – and isn’t – as well as what its effects are, and why, among others, the military has supported it for decades.
The execution chamber inside Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
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In 1972, justices handed down a decision that attacked discriminatory and capricious death sentences. But it left the door ajar for states to continue the practice.
Same role, different wage.
A new paper discusses the causes of, and potential solutions to, the ethnic pay gap in British workplaces.
Building a more inclusive future means understanding why certain groups were absent in history.
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A political scientist speaks about the questions that have driven her research on disability rights and history.
Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month.
Australia’s political economy was built on the primacy of (white) male labor, male power and male control, writes Julianne Schultz. Women have changed this culture - but still risk abuse when speaking out.
Elizabeth Dlamini at her curio stall in the Ezulwini Valley near Mbabane, eSwatini. The kingdom’s economy is dependent on its larger neightbour, South Africa.
International borders were negotiable for the right price. What residents of former ‘homelands’ and of Lesotho and eSwatini have in common now are limited government services and few job prospects.
Researchers are exploring the impacts that racial discrimination is having on Black Americans’ emotional and psychological health.
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The evidence is growing that experiencing both systemic and everyday race-based discrimination may lead some Black Americans to become depressed and think about suicide.
Your experiences affect your brain – and your brain affects your health.
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New research points to a biological way that racism can lead to health disparities.
A protest against racial injustice and police violence in Spain.
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A transnational movement for racial justice requires a sensitivity to the specific, local conditions in which race and racism touch the everyday lives of people.
Police patrol outside the Embassy of Taiwan in Port-au-Prince on July 9, 2021, after 11 suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse broke into its embassy in an attempt to flee.
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Local power struggles and strong US interests have long shaped political leadership – and presidential assassinations – in Haiti, limiting nation-building projects on the Caribbean island.
Just 3% of Asian Australians in a new survey say they have reported racist incidents to the Human Rights Commission. Worryingly, many say they also avoid certain situations out of fear of racism.
Republican politicians have championed legislation to limit the teaching of material exploring how race and racism influence American politics, culture and law.
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New state laws in the US banning teaching about systemic racism raise the question: Does the Constitution protect public school teachers’ right to choose how and what to teach?
Anti-vaxxers protest outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s official residence in Albany, New York in June 2020.
Vaccine resistance movements have always been led by white, middle-class voices and promoted by structures of racial inequality.
EEOC complaints often result in retaliation.
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Workers who filed complaints faced retaliation and rarely got a favorable result from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Full pandemic recovery for all Americans will require interventions that address systemic inequality.
A survey finds that hardship disparities across racial and ethnic groups have persisted throughout the pandemic.
Lisa Nhan puts on a musical performance with crystal bowls in Los Angeles on Feb. 20 as part of an event to call attention to anti-Asian violence and racist attitudes.
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have gotten increased media and public attention. New data shows these events are in fact happening more often.
AI medical systems promise superhuman capabilities, but they are only as fair as the data they’re trained on.
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Some AI systems make faulty assumptions about women and nonwhite men, which can lead to misdiagnoses. Overcoming this bias takes legal, regulatory and technical fixes.
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.
Mistrust of the medical establishment, based on experience, is behind hesitancy.
Anti-racism protest, 2020.
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.