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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.

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  • Can Legal Cannabis Drive Racial and Economic Justice?

    Ebele Ifedigbo ’16, co-founder of The Hood Incubator, discusses how the legal cannabis industry can be a tool for repairing damage done to communities of color by the war on drugs.

  • Study Shows Bias Against Investment Recommendations from Women

    Women in the investment profession face a double standard even when objective information on their performance is available and their evaluators are incentivized to not discriminate, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Management and the Columbia Business School.

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  • How Fair Is American Society?

    Americans tend to be overly optimistic about economic equality between white and black citizens, according to a new study by Yale researchers.

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  • Integrated Communities Benefit More from Venture Capital

    A new study suggests that mixing people of diverse backgrounds leads to more innovation and more economic growth.

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  • Can the Police Regain Trust?

    The United States is engaged in a fraught debate over the role of police in the community. Yale Law School professor Tracey Meares describes what’s at stake and proposes approaches to reform.

  • What do leaders need to understand about diversity?

    In globalized, multicultural organizations, leaders need to learn to create value out of diversity.

  • Can we fix discrimination in markets?

    Studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that 40 years after the civil rights era, African Americans still find themselves under scrutiny in retail stores and women pay higher prices at car dealerships. How can we ensure fair treatment in markets?