Report: Movies can thrive without white male lead actors

A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business gender money diversity society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity movies

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 • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~4 min

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

Can hearing lots of languages offer the benefits of bilingualism?

Brain scans suggest that places with language diversity might offer monolingual people some of the benefits of bilingualism.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Aug. 30, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cognition brains diversity science-and-technology society-and-culture languages

To realize precision medicine, genetic studies need diversity

"The promise of precision medicine that improves health will not be achieved with studies based solely on people of primarily European ancestry."

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
June 23, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: genes race research diversity featured health-and-medicine ethnicity

Knowing just one gay person shifts attitudes

Merely becoming acquainted with a gay person has the power to shift people's views on marriage equality, research suggests.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 13, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: bias marriage diversity society-and-culture social-lives lgbtq

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