How Racial Bias Can Impact the Quality of Health Care Received by Black Men

A study conducted at the School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that bias and fear of Black men by health care professionals tended to lead to lower quality of care for African American men.

UNLV Study Finds That Motorists Are Less Likely to Yield to Black Pedestrians Than...

The results showed that 20.6 percent of motorists did not yield to the Black pedestrian in a crosswalk compared to 2.9 percent of the White pedestrians. The racial disparity was greater in a high-income neighborhood compared to a low-income neighborhood.

Study Finds Blacks Far More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted of Crimes

The National Registry of Exonerations examined the cases of 1,900 defendants who were convicted of crimes between 1989 and 2016 and later exonerated. They found that 47 percent of these exonerated defendants were African Americans.

Study Finds That Young Children Can Learn Biases Through Nonverbal Signals From Adults

The research by psychologists at the University of Washington found that young children can perceive bias by parents and other adults they interact with through tone of voice or facial expressions.

Academic Study Finds Racial Bias in Death Penalty Cases: But It May Not Be...

The study led by researchers at Michigan State University found that the race of the defendant does not have much impact in death penalty cases. But defendants were twice as likely to receive the death penalty if the victim was White than if the victim was Black.

University of Chicago Releases Results of Its Campus Climate Survey

Black staff members were far more likely than Black faculty or Black students to view the racial climate on campus as positive.

Are People Racist Against Places They Believe Are Associated With Blacks?

A new study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that while people may treat African Americans with racial bias, they are also likely to devalue and demean places associated with African Americans.

University of Alabama Debuts Online Archive of Documents Relating to the Scottsboro Boys

The archive, “To See Justice Done: Letters from the Scottsboro Trials,” includes thousands of letters, documents, petitions, and telegrams that were sent to Alabama governors during the legal proceedings.

Major New Program Aimed a Combating Racism in South Africa and the United States

The non-residential program, hosted by Columbia University and funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies, will support 350 fellows over its 10-year lifespan, annually supporting up to 35 fellows from the United States and South Africa.

Report Finds Racial Differences in Negative Health Effects of Stress

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, finds that stress may be more harmful to the health of Whites than it is to the health of Blacks.

Justice Department Agents to Undergo Training in Implicit Bias

The Fair & Impartial Law Enforcement training program, developed by Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, will be administered to more than 23,000 federal agents.

Two Academic Studies Show That Polluters Target Minority Communities

The studies found that companies tended to follow the path of least resistance when locating plants that produced hazardous wastes. And this is particularly true to the super polluters who produce the most toxins.

Is Racism the Main Factor in Opposition to Paying College Athletes?

Researchers found that most African Americans favor paying college athletes while most White Americans oppose it. Whites with more negative opinions of Blacks were less likely to approve of paying college athletes.

Racism Is the Norm in Media Accounts of Celebrity Domestic Violence

A new study by Joanna Pepin, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Maryland, finds that when a Black man was accused of domestic violence, media reports were more likely to include criminal information than when a White man was accused of domestic violence.

Report Finds That Women of Color in Science Face Both Gender and Racial Bias

Of the 60 women of color in STEM fields in the survey, all 60 women stated that they had been subjected to some sort of gender bias. In having to prove their competence to others, most of the Black women stated that race was more of a barrier than gender.

University Study Examines How Racial Bias Seeps Into Jury Deliberations

A study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Santa Cruz finds that White men tend to be the most influential figures in jury deliberations.

University of Wyoming Project Seeks to Map Racial Prejudice in the United States

A group of graduate students in psychology at the University of Wyoming hopes to construct a map which shows where prejudice is most prevalent. They are trying to raise money online to finance their research.

Study Finds Racial Bias in Online Purchasing

The study found that ads that showed a Black man holding the iPod received 13 percent fewer responses and 18 percent fewer offers than ads that showed an iPod in a White man's hand.

Campus Lockdown Prompts Racist Reactions on Social Media

When a woman at Southwestern University falsely claimed she was raped by a Black man, there was a flood of unsavory reactions on social media.

Post-Racial Society? Think Again

American Renaissance, a White supremacist website, recently posted two articles from JBHE on Black student college graduation rates. What spewed forth was a vast amount of ignorance and racial hate.

White Candidate Pretends to Be Black to Win Seat on Community College Board

"Because it was an African-American district, I didn’t feel like putting my picture on any of those brochures would get me any votes. You can’t sell maternity clothes to a bunch of men."

University of Michigan Study Finds That Intelligence Is No Cure for Racism

A study conducted at the University of Michigan has found that intelligent people tend to be just as racist as their less intelligent counterparts. Smart people are just more adept at hiding their racism, the study found.

University Study Links Exposure to Racism to Higher Probability of Adult-Onset Asthma

The Boston University study examined the cases of more than 38,000 African American women who participated in the Black Women's Health Study between 1997 and 2011. The women completed questionnaires on their health and experiences of racism every two years.

University of California Agrees to Settle a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Christian Head, an African American professor of surgery claimed that he was intentionally degraded based on his race and that UCLA officials ignored blatant acts of racial discrimination directed against him.

University Study Finds No Evidence of Racial Discrimination by Major League Baseball Umpires

The new study examined ball and strike calls for millions of pitches between 1997 and 2008. Using several statistical methods, the authors found no evidence that more strikes were called for pitchers who were the same race as the umpire.

Humboldt State University Study Analyses Hate Speech on Twitter

Students compared the number of hateful tweets to the population of a given county to show the level of hate in particular areas. Much of the eastern half of the country showed a a high level of racial hate.

Columbia University Seeking to Remove “Caucasian Only” Clause From a Fellowship

In 1920 a woman donated $500,000 to Columbia University for an endowed fellowship that was restricted to students from Iowa of "the Caucasian race." The university is asking a Manhattan court to remove the restriction.

New Study Documents Huge Racial Disparity in School Suspensions

The study by researchers at the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles found that up to 40 percent of all Black students in schools in Chicago, Dallas, Memphis, and St. Louis were suspended at least once during the school year.

Racial Stereotypes on Black Tipping Behavior May Lead to Poor Restaurant Service

When waiters at restaurants have the preconceived notion that Black patrons are poor tippers, they are unlikely to give a high level of service to these customers, according to a new study by a sociologist at Wayne State University in Detroit.

New Report From the EEOC Finds Blacks Face Many Obstacles in Gaining Federal Employment

According to the new report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, educational inequalities and insufficient training are among the obstacles mentioned as being significant barriers to fuller participation in the federal work force by African Americans.

Oberlin College Suspends Classes After Racial Incidents

In February, Black History Month posters in the college's Science Center were defaced with the word "Nigger." In a residence hall, the words "Whites Only" were written above a water fountain and "No Niggers" was written on a bathroom door.

The Post Post-Racial Era?

The election of Barack Obama in 2008 prompted some commentators to say that the nation had entered a post-racial era, but new data from researchers at three universities shows that anti-Black sentiments are on the rise.

EEOC Says HBCU Discriminated Against White Employee

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that "race was a factor in the terms and conditions of employment and WSSU's decision to terminate her employment."

Racial Bias Found in the Assignment of the Writing of Majority Opinions in State...

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Study Finds Women and Minority Doctoral Candidates May Face Faculty Discrimination

Prospective doctoral students with Caucasian sounding male names were 26 percent more likely to be granted an interview than candidates with names that indicated they were minorities or women.

UCLA Surgery Professor Files a Race Discrimination Lawsuit

According to his lawsuit, Dr. Christian Head was depicted as a gorilla being sodomized by his White superior in a slide shown at a presentation to the medical center staff.

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