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.
President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a visit with U.S. Army dog Conan.
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Trump's recent comments echo a troubled history of the use of dogs against people of color, as well as pejorative depictions of people of color as animals.
The Gypsy by Thomas George Webster.
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Attacking Gypsies and Travellers is an easy win for politicians, thanks to centuries of prejudice cultured by the state and the media.
About a quarter of Australians have experienced a form of major discrimination in the past two years.
According to a new survey of 6,000 Australians, more than a quarter of respondents report experiencing some form of discrimination at least weekly.
British working class and ethnic accents still face the same negative bias they did 50 years ago.
Examining current attitudes to accents in Britain, do the same biases hold true as they did 50 years ago and what does that mean when it comes to the interview process?
While most research participants believe in the power of contact, dialogue and exchange to transform negative attitudes.
In the face of growing anti-Muslim sentiment, young Muslim Australians believe the power of contact and exchange can transform prejudice.
L'appel des camps, Street Art, bâtiment de la “Tour Paris 13”, avant destruction dans le cadre d’une opération de rénovation urbaine.
We have entered a resurgent age of racism wherein discrimination is globalised, normalised and weaponised.
Mario Balotelli was targeted by racist supporters in Verona in November 2019.
Race is embedded into the way many Italians look at themselves. The Italian nation is thought to be constituted first and foremost by white Catholics.
Bisexual men suffer disproportionately more from mental health than others – largely due to social attitudes.
EastEnders is planning to introduce a new bisexual character – let's hope they don't portray many of the classic stereotypes about bi people often seen on TV.
A new study in Glasgow suggests latent anti-Pakistani sentiment may affect the house-moving decisions of white British homeowners.
Inmates, members of MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs, wait upon arrival at the maximum security prison in Zacatecoluca, 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, on August 9, 2017.
Marvin RECINOS / AFP
Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
A 1903 drawing by Louis Dalrymple depicts European immigrants as “rats” (in the magazine
New York Public Library
The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
Many Muslim women say prejudice stops them from talking about their religion with healthcare staff.
Muslim women in the UK don't feel able to discuss their healthcare needs because of fears of islamaphobia.