Better criteria for gifted programs can cut racial gaps

Changing how schools decide which kids qualify for advanced education programs can cut the racial and income gap in who's considered "gifted."

Duke University | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education race socioeconomic-status

Book: Fat phobia arises from racism and religion

Our culture's fat phobia has deep cultural and religious roots, a new book argues.

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias body-weight gender history race religion

How women shaped the Civil Rights Movement through music

"Leading others in song gave these women space where very often they were prohibited from positions of power and leadership."

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture music politics race

Black men in U.S. face 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed by police

Police violence is a leading cause of death of young men in the US. Black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men.

Robin Lally-Rutgers | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture death ethnicity police-officers race trends united-states

People of color don’t get credit for climate concern

Despite what some people may think, people of color are just as concerned, if not more so, than whites about climate change.

U. Oregon | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment beliefs climate-change ethnicity race stereotypes

Harsher punishment leads to more suspensions for black kids

"The categories teachers use as reasons for punishment, like 'defiance,' 'disrespect,' and 'noncompliance,' are ripe for racial discrimination."

Jill Kimball-Brown | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias education race teachers

Fake resumes root out real hiring bias

The way firms rate fake resumes sheds light on the way conscious and unconscious bias shapes who gets the job.

Caroline Pennartz-Penn | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~11 mins   

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

Women of color face higher triple-negative breast cancer risk

Women of color and younger women may have a higher chance of developing triple-negative breast cancer, which spreads more quickly than most other types.

Homma Rafi-Georgia State | July 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine breast-cancer cancer race women

Despite effort, there’s a racial disparity in sepsis care

Although a program improved sepsis care over all, racial and ethnic disparities in the implementation of best-practice protocols remain.

Mollie Rappe-Brown | July 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hospitals race sepsis

Findings upend assumptions about racial gaps in special ed

"Our findings suggest that schools are more likely to incorrectly say a student has disabilities when he or she is racially different from the student body as a whole."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | July 8, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias childrens-health education ethnicity race

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