A study also found body-camera use and community policing increased in places with the most active movements
Minority patients are diagnosed later, stay on dialysis longer and are added to transplant lists less quickly. Why?
Accountability, demilitarization and the transfer of responsibilities to social workers are needed to remake our overly antagonistic law-enforcement agencies
Celeste Warren of drug manufacturer Merck discusses diversity in science and medicine and the journey of rising up in the ranks of a major multinational company
It’s understandable that Black Americans are wary of vaccines, but that despicable episode involved the withholding of treatment, whereas vaccines actively prevent disease...
The everyday slights, insults and offensive behaviors that people of marginalized groups experience in daily interactions cause real psychological harm
Substance use disorders and other problems cannot be addressed from a position of willful ignorance about our society’s inequalities
Is it really just code for white people wishing to hold onto their way of life or to get “back to normal?”
The New York Times columnist discusses police brutality, racial disparities of the pandemic and diversifying the workplace
The American Physical Society’s new criteria for conference venues seem to be unique among scientific societies
Antonio Baines is trying to build a more diverse science, one student at a time
A new study of the city’s policing also shows differences between male and female cops
The aftermath of the Springfield, Ill., rampage led, in part, to the NAACP
Lower-income residents and people of color are more likely to live in the hottest neighborhoods
Amid multiple crises, science and medicine cannot stand aloof from politics
Challenging racism’s deleterious effects requires first identifying its many forms
The common, chronic inflammation of the airways may help explain why deaths in custody are so high among African-Americans
Frederick Douglass, Antonio Maceo and the outrages of “racial science”
Those who argue that the system will magically self-correct are kidding themselves
A gay, African-American physician relied on personas to endure his medical training
They’re a story about racism
Moviemakers have perfected the art of rendering skin and hair—but only for white people
Contrary to the sanitized version we sometimes hear about the civil rights movement, change was not achieved solely by protest marches and people singing “We Shall Overcome”
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...
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...
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
Some scientists call for police to stop using the chemical irritants, which could increase the risk of spreading COVID-19
Antiracism in science must be about much more than challenging the bigoted graybeards of our past
Air pollution disproportionately impacts minority communities, and proposed changes would stymie efforts to address the disparity
Here are 10 ways to reduce adverse outcomes
An academic strike is planned for this week, alongside marches and demonstrations worldwide
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
Some scientists and politicians have invoked baseless ideas about unknown genes, ignoring systemic inequality and oppression
The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again?
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