Gender bias about who’s ‘brilliant’ spans the globe

"...people explicitly say that they associate women with brilliance. Yet implicit measures reveal a different story..."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: gender bias stereotypes society-and-culture beliefs perception

How schools criminalize Black students

Schools play a role in the criminalization of Black students by punishing them more than white peers and diminishing their opportunities, an expert says.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education bias racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Calling out white people for sexism can cut racism, too

"Confronting someone is challenging, but we hope that knowing that it can be effective might make people more willing to step up."

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gender bias racism stereotypes featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Despite inequities, studies still overlook minorities

Of the roughly 1,500 COVID-19 research studies registered on, only a handful currently report collecting data on ethnicity. That's a problem.

Rajee Suri-Emory • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 bias research clinical-trials health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Book: Racial inequality is baked into the legal system

Race and class inequalities are embedded in the American legal system, a new book argues. The author says major changes are vital to fixing things.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: economics bias united-states racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

The word ‘bigot’ is back. Here’s why it’s so powerful

A law professor and author of a new book on bigotry discusses key cases now in front of the US Supreme Court that could redefine who bigots really are.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: history gender bias discrimination racism featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq

Police pull over black driver less frequently after dark

Police officers pull over more black drivers during the day, but not at night, when a "veil of darkness" masks their race.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: bias discrimination racism society-and-culture police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Gender bias doesn’t affect how we view robots

People gender robots, but it doesn't affect how we view their competence at different tasks, new research finds. We just think they're bad at most jobs.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robots gender bias science-and-technology social-lives beliefs humor

Child support policy after prison can backfire

State policies that help formerly incarcerated people find work don't always make it easy for dads to provide child support, new research shows.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: prison parents bias discrimination money families fathers society-and-culture

Those without ‘seamless’ job histories face hiring bias

A new book delves into how atypical job histories, such as part-time work or resume gaps, intersect with the race and gender bias of hiring managers.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: gender bias jobs society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

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