Study Finds Blacks Are More Likely Than Whites to Be Jumped in the Emergency...

A new study by researchers at Yale University finds that nearly one third of emergency room patients are jumped in line, with those from marginalized groups — including lower-income patients, non-white patients, and non-English speakers — more likely to be cut by others.

More Than One in Five Black Students in Higher Education Say They Face Discrimination...

A new survey by the Gallup Organization for the Lumina Foundation finds that 21 percent of all Black students currently enrolled in U.S. higher education say they feel discriminated against “frequently” or “occasionally” in their program. The problem is most severe at private, for-profit institutions, according to the survey.

High Levels of Depression Among College-Educated Black Americans Linked to Racial Discrimination

A study led by Darrell Hudson, an associate professor of social work at Washington University in St. Louis, finds that there is a significant association between everyday discrimination and depressive symptoms among college-educated African American young adults. More than 15 percent of the sample reported that they had been diagnosed with depression by a health care provider at some point in their lives.

University of Pennsylvania-Led Study Finds Racism in Emergency Room Care

The study found that one of every 10 Black patients at emergency rooms believed that their race impacted the quality of care that they received. Black patients reported that race most heavily affected the quality of care, respect, and communication.

American Sociological Association Rejects Efforts to Curtail Teaching of Racial Issues in Schools

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.

Exposure to Lead-Based Paint Is Still Impacting the Racial Gap in Educational Progress

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.

Study Finds Teachers’ Biases and Fears Limit Needed Discussions About Race in the Classroom

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.

Black Staffer at the University of Arkansas Files a Race Discrimination Lawsuit Over Unequal...

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.

University of Pittsburgh Study Detected an Increase in Online Racism Directed at Black Youth

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.

University of Maryland Study Finds Wide Political Divide on Views of Racial Discrmination

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

Baylor University Takes Steps to Confront Its Past Ties to Slavery

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.

Jim Crow Confronts Delaware State University Students on a Georgia Highway

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.

Meredith College in North Carolina Removes Name of Former Trustee From Campus Building

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.

Study Finds That Black Male Teachers May Face Bias From Classroom Evaluators

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.

Penn State Dickinson Law School Is Establishing an Antiracist Development Institute

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.

Study Finds Americans Are Less Likely to Respond to Emails If the Sender is...

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.

Are Racial Issues Discussed in the Nation’s Predominantly White Classrooms?

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.

Pew Research Center Reports Show a Great Divide on the Status of Racial Progress

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.

Report Concludes That the Virginia Military Institute Is Run by White Men, for White...

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.

New Survey of IT Professionals Documents Perceptions of Racism in the High-Tech Sector

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.

Pearson’s Guidelines to Eliminate Systemic Racism in Educational Publishing

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.

Scientists Call for an End to Racial Funding Disparities in Biomedical Engineering

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.

Better Late Than Never: American Psychiatric Association Apologizes for Its Racist Past

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.

University of Minnesota Project Looks at How Interstate Highway Construction Affected Blacks

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.

Racial Microaggressions May Be Pushing Black Students Out of STEM Disciplines

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.

Does the FBI’s Hate Crime Data Present A True Vision of Reality?

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.

UCLA Debuts an Online Interactive Hate Crime Map

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.

Black Historian at Columbia University Stopped in Vermont and Told to Leave State

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.

Discrimination Incidents Against African Americans Spike During COVID-19 Pandemic

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 Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights Seems to Have Found a New Role

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.

Study Finds Persisting Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

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.

Study Finds That HBCUs Pay A Premium to Underwrite Tax-Exempt Bonds

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.

Activists From South Africa and the United States Unite to Fight Anti-Black Racism

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.

Gender and Race Both Have a Major Impact on Black Women’s Inequality in the...

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.

University of Chicago Creates an Interactive Map Detailing the 1919 Chicago Race Riots

The new map highlights how Chicago's Black residents were at risk of being victimized across much wider swaths of city than previously known.

University of Glasgow Agrees to Pay £20 Million in Reparations to the University of...

The sum of £20 million was the amount paid to slave owners as reparations by the British government when it abolished slavery in 1834. 

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