The pandemic shows we need more Black scientists – but who will pay the cost?

Barriers for Black scientists won't go away without substantial funding – and measures that don't require white people to lose out.

Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, Director of Impact and Innovation, University of East London • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

Tags: scientists racism bame diversity black-lives-matter

How racism in US health system hinders care and costs lives of African Americans

COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African-Americans and whites.

Ukamaka M. Oruche, Associate Professor & Director of Global Programs, Indiana University • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  health-disparities  implicit-bias  racism  doctors  african-americans  nurses  african-american-health

Social media helps reveal people's racist views – so why don't tech firms do more to stop hate speech?

The likes of Katie Hopkins may be slowly disappearing from social media sites but less extreme and obvious racism is still widespread.

Imran Awan, Professor of Criminology, Birmingham City University • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: social-media racism black-lives-matter islamophobia cyber-racism

Black Lives Matter: you may be a vocal supporter and still hold racist views

We need a revolution in behaviour, not just in rhetoric.

Geoff Beattie, Professor of Psychology, Edge Hill University • conversation
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: psychology implicit-bias racism black-lives-matter black-lives-matter-everywhere

COVID-19 is deadlier for black Brazilians, a legacy of structural racism that dates back to slavery

In Brazil, black COVID-19 patients are dying at higher rates than white patients. Worse housing quality, working conditions and health care help to explain the pandemic's racially disparate toll.

Edna Maria de Araújo, Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, State University of Feira de Santana (Brazil) • conversation
June 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus south-america brazil latin-america racism structural-racism health-equity social-determinants-of-health access-to-healthcare afro-brazilians racial-injustice human-development

Coronavirus deaths and those of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have something in common: Racism

Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.

April Thames, Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  inflammation  immune-system  pandemic  health-disparities  racism  african-americans

Trump, the politics of fear and racism: How our brains can be manipulated to tribalism

Fear is very much a part of humans' survival. Demagogues and others who want to manipulate have learned that this human trait can be exploited, often with disastrous consequences.

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  fear  racism  tribalism

Coronavirus: its impact cannot be explained away through the prism of race

There's no evidence COVID-19 death rates are related to the genetic differences used to racialise people.

Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, Director of Impact and Innovation, University of East London • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: genetics covid-19 coronavirus race racism bame ethnic-minorities

Coronavirus: its impact cannot be explained through the prism of race

There's no evidence COVID-19 death rates are related to the genetic differences used to racialise people.

Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, Director of Impact and Innovation, University of East London • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: genetics covid-19 coronavirus race racism bame ethnic-minorities

Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

If we are not careful, the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a rise in xenophobic attitudes.

Tom Oliver, Professor of Applied Ecology, University of Reading • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~16 min

Tags:  dna  evolution  genetics  environment  psychology  ecology  lifes-big-questions  racism  bigotry  xenophobia

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