The American Sociological Association recently issued a statement on the importance of teaching and learning about race and racism in the nation's public schools as well as on college and university campuses. The association strongly rejects efforts by many states to curtail the teaching of courses dealing with race.
Lead-based paint was banned in the United States in 1978. But people who live in the nation's older housing stock - primarily those in impoverished urban areas still are at high risk of exposure to lead-based paint. Studies have shown that exposure to lead can have a significant negative impact on the cognitive abilities of young children.
Analyzing data from two large surveys, each including responses from more than 1,000 K-12 teachers, researchers at the Unversity of Massachusetts found that teachers’ implicit racial biases and their explicit fears of being perceived as racist both independently contributed to lower intentions to talk about race with their students.
Synetra Hughes, managing director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that she was paid less than White colleagues in similar roles at the university.
A new study by scholars at the University of Pittsburgh found half of all Black adolescents were faced with online racism at least once in 2020. These increases in online racial discrimination predicted worse same- and next-day mental health.
The study found that less than half of all American believe that there is more discrimination direct against African Americans than was the case five years ago. Some 40 percent of all respondents stated that they believed there was more discrimination directed against Whites than was the case five years ago
The board of regents of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has decided to remove a statue of former president and slave owner Rufus Burleson from the quadrangle that has borne his name. Burleson was also a colonel in the Confederate Army.
Sheriff's deputies in Georgia stopped a bus carrying the Delaware State University women's lacrosse team for traveling in the left lane. But police officers used dogs to search luggage stored in bins under the bus for 30 minutes.
The board of trustees of Meredith College in Raleigh recently announced that Joyner Hall, named for an individual who advocated for white supremacy and unequal funding for schools based on race, will be renamed. "The racist ideas James Yadkin Joyner, who served as a trustee for 55 years, stood for throughout his lifetime, are antithetical to Meredith College’s mission, vision, and values,” the board said.
A new study finds that when comparing similarly credentialed teachers whose pupils achieved at about the same level, White and female teachers were rated higher than Black men. Poor evaluations may lead to lower job satisfaction, fewer promotions, and more Black men leaving the teaching profession.
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law School in Carlisle is creating an Antiracist Development Institute, a program offering organizations across the country systems design-based approaches to implementing antiracist practices, processes, and policies.
The researchers sent emails to a random list of 250,000 Americans. When the sender had a White-sounding name, they were 15 percent more likely to receive a response than emails where the sender had a Black-sounding name.
A new study is examining how teachers are approaching the subjects of race and inequality with their students, particularly students in kindergarten to eighth grade. They found that in both urban and rural schools in the state of Minnesota, the issue of race was rarely brought up.
The American public is deeply divided over how far the nation has progressed in addressing racial inequality – and how much further it needs to go. Nearly 60 percent of Black adults say that the nation’s laws and major institutions need to be completely rebuilt because they are fundamentally biased. Only 18 percent of White adults agreed.
An independent investigation commissioned by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia found that VMI’s overall unwillingness to change — or even question its practices and traditions in a meaningful way — has sustained systems that disadvantage minority and female cadets and faculty.
Dice, the leading database for technology professionals, managing over 9 million profiles in the United States, recently released a new survey that examines perceptions of racism and discrimination in the high-tech industry by employees who work in the field.
The guidelines aim to help content developers - including authors, reviewers, and editors - "create meaningful representations of minorities and challenge racial stereotypes and associated prejudices in all Pearson" products.
Representatives from a network of women deans, chairs, and distinguished faculty in biomedical engineering are calling upon the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to address disparities in allocating support to Black researchers.
Prevailing Black stereotypes in psychiatry included fallacies that patients were hostile, unmotivated for treatment, had primitive character structure, and were child-like. The diagnosis of Drapetomania was centered around the idea that Black Americans who did not want to be slaves were mentally ill.
When constructing the system through urban areas, planners often chose routes that went through the poorest and predominantly Black neighborhoods. It was cheaper to obtain property in these neighborhoods and planners believed they would meet minimal resistance from residents and political leaders in these areas.
The study by researchers at the University of Illinois found when students of color in STEM majors felt excluded, invisible, or isolated on their college campus because of their race, sometimes combined with discouraging experiences in academic settings, they were less likely to continue in STEM.
In 2019, there were 7,314 hate crime incidents reported to the FBI. More than 86 percent of all participating law enforcement agencies reported zero hate crimes in their jurisdictions. There were 245 reported hate crimes on college and university campuses in 2019.
The new website is intended to supplement reporting on such crimes, both by inviting submissions from people who have experienced such crimes and by tracking published accounts from news sources.
Professor Christopher Brown, who drives a car with New York State license plates, was flagged down by a White man in Hartford, Vermont, where Dr. Brown's family owns a home. He was advised that he was not wanted in Vermont and told to leave.
Researchers at the Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California found that that 14 percent of Asians and 10 percent of non-Hispanic Blacks had experienced discrimination or racist behavior during the pandemic, as opposed to 4 percent of non-Hispanic Whites.
The United States Department of Education announced that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the department will launch the Outreach, Prevention, Education and Non-discrimination (OPEN) Center to focus on proactive compliance with federal civil rights laws.
A new study led by a sociologist at Northwestern University, finds that discrimination in the housing market has decreased significantly. However, researchers also found that discrimination in loan denial and cost has not declined much over the previous 30 to 40 years.
A recent study found that historically Black colleges and universities pay higher fees to underwriters than other colleges and universities to secure tax-exempt bonds for major projects. The authors conclude that racism plays a role in these higher fees.
The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity has chosen its second cohort of Atlantic Fellows — 20 leaders from across South Africa and the United States who are working to end anti-Black racism in the two countries.
In 2017, Black women earned 61 cents for every dollar earned by White men, amounting to $23,653 less in earnings over an entire year. In the span of a 40-year career, this translates into an average lifetime earnings gap of $946,120 between Black women and White men.
The new map highlights how Chicago's Black residents were at risk of being victimized across much wider swaths of city than previously known.
The sum of £20 million was the amount paid to slave owners as reparations by the British government when it abolished slavery in 1834.
A report found that the seminary's founders owned slaves in the 19th century and later, seminary faculty defended racial segregation in the Jim Crow era.
Evidence presented at the trial showed that the dean of students at the college created a flyer that told students to boycott Gibson's Bakery, claiming the local business had a history of racial profiling.
Brandon Keith Brown, the former director of the orchestra at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has filed a discrimination complaint with the state's Commission for Human Rights. The complaint alleges that Brown was fired because of his race.
The student body at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., overwhelmingly approval a measure that will add $27.20 to their tuiition bills each semester. The fee will be used to create a fund that will benefit the descendants of the 272 people who were enslaved by the university.