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Diversity and Inclusion

Black Households Have Less Access to Banks

Why do some demographic groups visit banks less than others? According to a new study by Yale SOM’s Alexander Zentefis and the Fed’s Jung Sakong, the primary barrier for Black households is a lack of nearby branches.

A Citibank bank branch
  • Black Boys Face Double Jeopardy at School

    Teachers tend to blame Black boys more than White boys for identical misbehaviors, finds Yale SOM’s Jayanti Owens. Black and Latino boys also receive harsher punishment because the schools they attend tend to have more punitive cultures.

    A teacher with two boys, one Black and one White
  • Vision and Equity

    In this episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Harlan Krumholz reports on new research on effective prostate cancer screening; Howard Forman explores the potential of the AI language model ChatGPT. And they’re joined by Dr. Kristen Nwanyanwu, a Yale ophthalmologist with a focus on closing the racial gap in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

    Kristen Nwanyanwu
  • Who Gets Access to Innovative Treatments?

    In this episode of the Health & Veritas podcast, Harlan Krumholz reports on a new study testing the effectiveness of the OCD drug fluvoxamine in treating COVID, and Howard Forman reflects on the potential of continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes. And they’re joined by Dr. Utibe Essien of the University of Pittsburgh to discuss the barriers preventing people of color from getting innovative new treatments and medications.

    Utibe Essien
  • Is the Art Market Fair to Women?

    Why do women artist appear less frequently at auctions and in galleries? A study of Yale Art School graduates over 120 years, co-authored by William Goetzmann of Yale SOM, suggests that institutions pose a bigger obstacle than market participants.

    Sculptor Eva Hesse,  who received a BFA from Yale in 1959, with her work.  
  • The Reckonings Facing the Theater

    The challenges of the last several years, including the upheaval of COVID-19 and the anti-racism movement that followed George Floyd’s murder, have had profound consequences for American theater. In a recent conversation with Yale SOM, three Yale alumni in the industry offered their perspectives on what comes next.

    Audience members wearing masks in a theater.
  • Making the ‘Business Case for Diversity’ Can Backfire with Underrepresented Groups

    Many companies say that they are committed to diversity because it boosts firm performance. In a new study, Oriane Georgeac at Yale SOM and Aneeta Rattan at London Business School find that this explanation can have detrimental consequences for the very applicants that companies seek to attract.

    An illustration showing a graph of profits and a group of people of different ethnic backgrounds
  • The Past and Present of Race, Money, and Equity in America

    Journalists Louise Story ’06 and Ebony Reed argue that understanding the grim history of race and money in the United States is key to building a more equitable future.

    A map of New Haven with sections in red, yellow, blue and red
  • Medicare Helps Close Racial Gaps in Access to Healthcare

    In a new study, Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and his co-authors use the transition to Medicare eligibility to test whether universal health coverage can help reduce racial disparities in health.

    An elderly Black man in conversation with a doctor
  • A Look Back at 2021 through Our Top Stories

    This year, many of our most-read stories examined facets of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, including the challenges of vaccination, the return to in-person work, the effectiveness of masks, and the bottleneck in the supply chain.

    A collage of drawings and photographs from articles
  • Can Bias Be Eliminated from Algorithms?

    The predictive software used to automate decision-making often discriminates against disadvantaged groups. A new approach devised by Soheil Ghili at Yale SOM and his colleagues could significantly reduce bias while still giving accurate results.

    A graphic showing data being processed