Universities can be hostile, overwhelming and unwelcoming places for many First Nations Peoples working in academia. More needs to be done to ensure culturally safe workplaces.
A protester holds a sign reading ‘White Privilege Is The Problem’ at a rally against policy brutality and racial injustice in New York on Sept. 5, 2020.
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In this era of racial reckoning, words such as ‘white privilege’ have played a significant role in defining social problems plaguing America. But those words also have a downside.
Time spent mentoring students is often ignored when it comes to faculty salary and promotion decisions.
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If colleges want to address systemic racism within their institutions, they can start by crediting female faculty members of color for work that gets overlooked. A group of higher ed researchers explains how.
Braamfontein in central Johannesburg has benefited from the city’s urban renewal programme in recent times.
The city’s government wanted the wealthy and overwhelmingly white areas of the city to subsidise the development of the poor and overwhelmingly black areas.
Black drivers are more likely to encounter police regardless of how they drive, research shows.
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Driver’s license suspensions increase the probability that Black – but not white – drivers incur more traffic tickets, even after the debt is paid, research shows.
A field hospital in São Paulo state, Brazil, on March 26, 2021. Brazil keeps setting new COVID-19 records, with up to 4,000 people dying daily.
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Officials in Brazil recently asked women to avoid pregnancy, citing heightened risk to them and newborns. But births were already dropping; a new study attributes it to the trauma of Zika.
A demonstration in New York City in June 2020 denounces systemic racism and the police killings of African Americans.
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A new study suggests exposure to police violence may affect the outcome of a pregnancy.
The widely contested report has caused outrage across the UK. But is it inaccurate?
Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.
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COVID-19 has underscored the value of parks and public spaces. A new survey shows that US mayors have gotten the message, but post-pandemic plans for public spaces remain largely undefined.
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.
Not all students have equal access to gifted and talented services.
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Racial, ethnic and class inequities regarding gifted and talented services are found in most school districts.
Efforts to build wealth for Black Americans could focus on property ownership.
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Some calls to resolve racial inequities in the US have raised an idea with roots more than a century old: community land trusts to assemble property for the benefit of Black Americans.
Howard University, in Washington, D.C., recently got its finances in order.
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Any HBCU closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially hinder the careers of many Black Americans.
A group of sharecroppers, evicted from their land in the Great Depression, stand beside a Missouri road in January 1939.
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In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
A police officer at a 24-hour roadblock in Cape Town, South Africa after the country went into lockdown.
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It is rare for a post-authoritarian society to get two chances to reconcile. This may be just that, for white South Africans in particular.
Mass transit ridership in Los Angeles and elsewhere has plummeted during the crisis.
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One in 5 of the poorest US households don’t have a car and rely on public transportation to get around.
Protesters march against gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa.
Underlying direct or personal violence is structural violence that is entrenched in unequal power relations in society.
Students make their feelings known during a fees protest at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.
When would-be renters enquire about a property, their ethnicity can make a significant difference to how the agent responds.
An experiment compared the experience of Anglo, Indian and Muslim Middle Eastern “renters” looking for housing. The differences in how they were treated were significant.
Negative stereotypes hamper the success of black males in STEM fields.
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Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.