Accountability, demilitarization and the transfer of responsibilities to social workers are needed to remake our overly antagonistic law-enforcement agencies
The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again?
An academic strike is planned for this week, alongside marches and demonstrations worldwide
Moviemakers have perfected the art of rendering skin and hair—but only for white people
An incoming medical student points out that the field has always been political, prioritizing some bodies over others
Biases in the system put the lives and well-being of women and minorities at risk
Racial minorities and those with underlying health conditions may be at a greater risk from coronavirus infection, but have historically been less likely to be included in clinical trials...
A study of nearly 200 U.S. medical centers found that even apparently healthy kids suffer racial disparities in complications associated with surgery
And stop letting hospital security guards carry guns; there are better ways to keep patients and staff safe
As physicians, we believe that recognizing it begins with understanding our own privilege and biases
From Frederick Douglass to George Floyd, photography has been key for racial justice. But cameras have also been used to hurt
Management researcher Modupe Akinola explains on how stereotypes hurt Black Americans and what we can do to counter them
Systemic inequities such as credit scores mean Black home and business owners receive fewer federal relief loans than white ones
Demonstrators face tear gas, flash bangs, coronavirus and surveillance
Academic institutions and scientific organizations must embrace collective action
One of the forces behind #BlackInAstro week shares her optimism for the future
Rubber bullets and tear gas are not as innocuous as they sound
Large crowds, tear gas and jail cells could contribute to transmission of the virus. But it would not be easy to separate that danger from the risks of states reopening businesses and workplaces...
Public health specialist and physician Camara Phyllis Jones talks about ways that jobs, communities and health care leave Black Americans more exposed and less protected
Antiracism in science must be about much more than challenging the bigoted graybeards of our past
Pairing the practice with greater accountability, better oversight of law enforcement and efforts to reimagine the role police play in communities could help reduce officers’ use of force...
Some scientists call for police to stop using the chemical irritants, which could increase the risk of spreading COVID-19
Air pollution disproportionately impacts minority communities, and proposed changes would stymie efforts to address the disparity
Here are 10 ways to reduce adverse outcomes
Some scientists and politicians have invoked baseless ideas about unknown genes, ignoring systemic inequality and oppression
June 10 is a day off from “business as usual” for non-Black academics and a day of rest for Black students, staff and faculty
Columbia University attorney Alexis J. Hoag discusses the history of how we got to this point and the ways that researchers can help reduce bias against black Americans throughout the legal system...
Co-organizers of the first Black Birders Week talk about the joy of the natural world and the work outdoor-focused groups need to do to reduce racism and promote inclusion
Such reviews are intended to allow community input and minimize harm to the environment
Prescribing weight loss to black women ignores barriers to their health
Experts and affected communities say environmental justice must be a key component of efforts to address climate change