A memorial to the Asian American women gunned down at Gold Spa, in Atlanta, Ga., on March 18, 2021.
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Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.
Black-owned businesses have been shuttered at a higher rate during the pandemic.
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With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.
Members of the Black Panther Party outside the High Point property raided by police.
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In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, heavily armed officers moved in on a house occupied by Black Panther activists – marking a policing trajectory toward a more militarized response to Black activism.
U.S. reliance on food assistance is rising during the coronavirus pandemic as more people grapple with economic hardship.
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A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
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.
Father Coughlin’s bully pulpit.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
Four of the 10 federal prisoners executed this year: Wesley Purkey, killed July 16; Dustin Honken, killed July 17; Brandon Bernard, killed Dec. 10; and Alfred Bourgeois, killed Dec. 11. In some cases, survivors of their victims addressed the court.
Victim impact statements give survivors a voice in the criminal justice process. But research shows their wrenching personal testimonies may not bring closure and can add racial bias into sentencing.
Taking a peek, but probably not seeing a future career.
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At age 7, Black, white and Hispanic children have a similar opinion of the police. But this increasingly turns negative by the time they are teenagers, especially for nonwhite teens.
They’re not just honest or ignorant mistakes, and they can poison an otherwise pleasant interaction.
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White people are often defensive when they're called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.
Facial recognition algorithms are usually tested using white faces, which results in the technology being unable to differentiate between racialized individuals.
Technology is not neutral, as facial recognition algorithms and predictive policing have shown us. Algorithms discriminate by design, reflecting and reinforcing pre-existing biases.
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.
Will protests on campus look different after COVID-19?
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A 2018 study found that Black activist students were less likely to get a response to their college inquiries. A sociologist discusses whether the protests of 2020 will do anything to change that.
Talking about race is important, but not every family does it – or does it well.
In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of white parents of 6- to 11-year-olds said they didn't talk to their kids very much about racism.
Will police accept the challenge of ending
Māori over-representation at every stage of the criminal justice system in Aotearoa-New Zealand?
Footage captured the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery’s life.
Research shows black men are less likely to exercise in white neighborhoods. Those who do jog report having police called and neighbors shun them.
When the shuttered economy reopens, how many black Americans will be left out in the cold?
Black Americans were left especially vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19 and history shows it will take them longer to rebound.
Mmusi Maimane, former leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.
Mmusi Maimane's resignation highlights one of the core problems of democratic South Africa - the assumption that the only way to do anything is the way white men did it in the past.
Supporters of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa gather earlier this year to listen to the party’s leaders.
Race is the fault line. Prominent black DA figures label attempts to remove leader Mmusi Maimane as an attempt by whites to force black members into a subordinate position.
New study reveals small variations in the background colour of photos in police lineups can increase misidentification.
A new study compares the press photos of NBA players.
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A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.