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Diversity and Inclusion

Teachers See Misbehavior from Black Students as More Blameworthy

In order to isolate the role of race in teacher-student interactions, Prof. Jayanti Owens created videos using actors to depict misbehavior. She found that teachers are more likely to describe an incident with “blaming” language if the actor playing the misbehaving students is Black.

Students of various races in a classroom
  • The Wealth Gap Facing Black Americans Is Vast—and Vastly Underestimated  

    For every $100 in wealth held by a White family, a Black family has just $10. But studies by Yale’s Jennifer Richeson and Michael Kraus show that Americans believe that the disparity is much smaller.

    An illustration of a chart of the wealth gap over the word "Inequality"
  • What Allies Should Know about Interracial Communication

    A majority of White Americans say that the Black Lives Matter movement has prompted them to have conversations about race. We asked Yale SOM’s Cydney Dupree, who has studied how people from different racial groups communicate with each other, what her research says about the dynamics of the current moment.

    Demonstrators march in St. Anthony, Minnesota, on July 6, 2020, the fourth anniversary of the murder of Philando Castile. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images.
  • How You Can Invest in Racial Justice

    Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine and a panel of experts discussed how businesses, financial firms, and regular investors can make choices that empower local businesses and increase opportunity.

    students in a phlebotomy class
  • How to Start Addressing Racism and Inequality in Your Organization

    Yale SOM leadership expert Heidi Brooks says that many companies have a bias toward taking quick action that is ill-suited to a complex and ambiguous issue. Instead, organizations should reflect on their own culture and power dynamics and create a long-term plan for impact.

    An abstract mixed media assemblage including picture frames of various colors and shapes
  • To Stop Violent Policing, Build Effective Police Organizations

    For the last three years, Yale SOM's Rodrigo Canales has led a project studying police forces in Mexico and testing approaches to building more effective and trusted departments.

    Police officers talking with citizens in Mexico
  • How White Managers Can Respond to Anti-Black Violence

    Yale SOM’s Michael Kraus offers a series of concrete steps that leaders can take to combat racism in their own organizations—and contribute to the societal fight against injustice.

    A demonstrator speaking to police officers during a protest on May 31, 2020, in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.
  • Training Girls for the Building Trades, Virtually

    Demi Knight Clark, founder of She Built This City, describes how she remade a nonprofit that teaches hands-on buildings skills for a world forced to go virtual.

    An illustration of girls and women learning trades and 3-D printing masks for healthcare workers
  • Anti-Asian Racism Exposes the Model Minority Myth

    Yale SOM’s Michael Kraus and Eunice Eun argue that anti-Asian bias provoked by COVID-19 reveals the ongoing influence of racism in the country.

    Members of the Asian American Commission hold a press conference.
  • Male Scientists Praise Their Own Research More

    According to a study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Olav Sorenson, male scientists are more likely than their women colleagues to use words like “novel,” “excellent,” and “unique” to describe their own work in the titles and abstracts of research articles.

    A male scientist putting an "excellent" ribbon on himself
  • When Women Speak, Do People Listen?

    In a study of farming villages in Malawi, Yale SOM’s Mushfiq Mobarak and his colleagues found that women’s performance on communication tasks seemed to be hindered by how other people received their work.

    Mary Musa on her farm in Malawi in 2010.