Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

People without ‘mainstream’ speech patterns make less

Speech patterns may play a big role in how much people make, according to new research. Part of that may be due to bias against certain ways of speaking.

U. Chicago | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias jobs money race-and-ethnicity social-lives speech

Fitbit data hint at how discrimination alters daily life

"We looked at objective measures of behavior to try to really understand how [discrimination] changed students' daily life."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias college-students discrimination wearable-devices

You’re more likely to believe polls when your candidate leads

We tend to think that polls that show our favored candidate doing well are more credible, researchers find.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias elections politics polling united-states

School safety policies can amp up racial inequity

Policies meant to boost school safety tend to exacerbate racial and ethnic discipline disparities, but restorative justice could offer a better way.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias education race-and-ethnicity safety violence

Biased memories lead to gripes about ‘kids these days’

"Humanity has been lodging the same complaints against 'kids these days' for at least 2,600 years," if not longer. A new study suggests why.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging bias emotions intelligence memory reading

Racial achievement gap tracks with school discipline gap

A new study uses test score data to link racial disparities in school discipline to the achievement gap between black and white students.

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias education punishment race

4 ways to support people dealing with colorism

New research considers both historical and contemporary colorism, as well as its consequences for African Americans.

Sheena Rice-Missouri | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias discrimination ethnicity race skin trauma

Race, gender overlap for kids and ‘brilliant’ stereotype

Children share the stereotype that links being "brilliant" to white men more than white women, but don't apply this assumption to black men and women, say researchers.

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias gender intelligence race stereotypes

Calling out hypocrisy can fight anti-Muslim bias

A one-minute intervention helps reduce anti-Muslim bias by tackling the hypocrisy of collectively blaming groups for the actions of individuals.

Michele Berger-Penn | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs bias islam

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