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Nature Human Behavior

Banks, alternative institutions and the spatial– temporal ecology of racial inequality in US cities

Introduction and resources across neighborhoods, contributes to unequal life outcomes across communities. Living in a high-poverty and minority neighborhood influences one’s access to resources such as high-quality grocery stores, highly resourced schools, or conventional banks. As access to conventional banking systems is critical for upward mobility and financial welfare, the authors examine whether the relative…

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Science

The ecological and evolutionary consequences of systemic racism in urban environments

Introduction Cities are important ecosystems shaped by dynamic and interdependent biological, physical and social influences. However, Schell et al. note that few studies link research on urban ecological and evolutionary studies to that of social inequality. They argue it is integral to integrate these disciplines as human-created systems of power create uneven impacts on non-human…

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Television & New Media

When is the “Racist” Designation Truly Applicable? News Media’s Contribution to the Debatability of Racism

Introduction The media plays an essential role in shaping public opinion on complex social issues. This is why it is critical that journalists are equipped to cover topics of race effectively. The Associated Press signaled the seriousness of public discourse on racism when updating its stylistic guidelines in 2019: “Do not use racially charged or…

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Translational Issues in Psychological Science

The Importance of Intersectionality for Research on the Sexual Harassment of Black Queer Women at Work

Introduction The #MeToo movement has sparked a global conversation about sexual harassment, giving researchers a rare opportunity to advance scholarship on a topic of wide public interest. However, most sexual harassment research describes a narrow group of people: white, cisgender, and heterosexual women. The dearth of literature on sexual harassment experienced by Black women, and…

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Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Racialized Organizations and Color-Blind Racial Ideology in Brazil

Introduction In response to a gap in the existing literature, scholars are beginning to study how race shapes organizational practices and how those institutional policies contribute to racialization. This study specifically seeks to understand the role that color-blind racial ideology, when prevalent in multi-racial societies, plays in producing and justifying racialization in organizations. In societies…

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Academy of Management Journal

Does Diversity-Valuing Behavior Result in Diminished Performance Ratings for Non-White and Female Leaders?

Introduction Despite the gains in representation that non-white people and women have attained in theworkplace, they remain considerably underrepresented in leadership roles at large companies.These gaps in representation are particularly jarring in light of the absence of significantdisparities in performance ratings between men and women (Joshi et al., 2015). Growingevidence also shows women are often…

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National Bureau of Economic Research

Persuasion in Medicine: Messaging to Increase Vaccine Demand

Introduction Despite the demonstrated benefits of preventive medicine, only 45% of American adults typically get a flu shot during flu season. Vaccine hesitancy is particularly common among Black and white lower socioeconomic status men, who don’t trust doctors and are skeptical of the benefits relative to the perceived risk. For Black Americans, this mistrust is…

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American Psychologist

Implicit Organizational Bias: Mental Health Treatment Culture and Norms as Barriers to Engaging with Diversity

Introduction BIPOC communities face many structural barriers to accessing mental health care. To reduce this health disparity and better serve multicultural populations, many providers are turning to person-centered care. Person-centered care is intended to improve quality of care by centering the patient’s values, preferences, and goals in collaboratively designed care plans. Although this approach has…

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Asian American Journal of Psychology

Racialized Sexism/Sexualized Racism: A Multimethod Study of Intersectional Experiences of Discrimination for Asian American Women

Introduction Dr. Mukkamala and Dr. Suyemoto study the intersectional experiences of Asian American women that result from intertwined systems of disadvantage across both race and gender. Originally coined by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, the term ‘intersectionality’ offers “a prism to see the interactive effects of various forms of discrimination” (Crenshaw, 2018). The intersectional approach to this…

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