Positive and negative stereotypes about aging have cultural and political implications that determine how societies care for their older generations.
Locking individuals into the narrative of age as a vulnerability means inevitably creating ageist stereotypes.
Women are still underrepresented in decision-making positions, yet research shows that gender equality can lead to more qualified leaders and better outcomes.
A sign encourages people to vote in Charlotte, N.C., ahead of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections.
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The use of ‘y'all’ has often been seen as vulgar, low-class and uncultured. That’s starting to change.
Do students’ views of people with different beliefs really change on campus?
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College can be a time to interact with people with different worldviews, but meaningful exchanges often require intent.
A study finds that stereotypes, systemic hurdles, and discriminatory policies and procedures persist more in European society than in Québec.
A survey on stereotypes and discrimination in the business world reveals major disparities between men and women.
Social media can offer Black African young people in Australia safe spaces to engage in positive expressions of afro-Blackness.
Participants of the popular “Di Asa” show in competition.
Obese persons are regularly associated with laziness and inactivity in Ghanaian society.
Atlanta Braves fans perform the ‘tomahawk chop’ during a playoff game in 2004.
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The insistence on preserving the team name – along with fan traditions like the ‘tomahawk chop’ – is even more glaring given the city’s links to the civil rights movement.
Charles Chesnutt was one of the first widely read Black fiction writers in the U.S.
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Black writers like Charles Chesnutt had to contend with a dilemma writers today know all too well: give the audience and editors what they want, or wallow in obscurity.
First Nations peoples’ voices in Australian media have been largely excluded. This can contribute to under-representation of Indigenous perspectives and negative stereotypes of First Nations people.
Social technologies perpetuate a single idea of what constitutes a pregnancy.
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New research shows technologies like pregnancy apps do not account for pregnancy loss 72% of the time, causing real harm to users.
People with mental illness face stigmatization because of three things: the creation of stereotypes, the internalization of prejudices and acts of discrimination.
In any given year, one in five people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Despite this number there’s still massive stigmatization.
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We spoke to 332 Year 3 students about what they want to be when they grow up. Some responses raised alarms.
Outdated and harmful ideas associated with certain south-east England accents are still pervasive, according to new research.
Islamophobia has changed in the 20 years since Sept. 11. Now, much of it plays out on social media.
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Concern about Islamophobia has been near-constant for years. But how it plays out is changing – especially online.
History is better taught to young, impressionable minds from an early age.
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Nigeria should stop showing contempt for history as a subject, profession or topic of discussion.
There’s virtually no association between self-esteem and sexual behavior.
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A new study finds that women are just as likely as men to assume something’s wrong with a woman who decides she wants to sleep with a handful of partners.
Ultra-Orthodox women have become the primary breadwinners in their families.
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A Jewish studies scholar discusses the societal changes that women are leading in ultra-Orthodox communities.
TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will.
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An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix’s ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond – and distribute them globally.
Hollywood movies have historically represented the tropics as lush green coasts but lurking underneath is disease and danger.
Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.