#research: U of T: racial bias may begin in babies at six months


In the first study, published in Developmental Science, Lee  showed that six- to nine-month-old babies begin to associate faces from their own race with happy music and those from other races with sad music.   In the second study, published in Child Development, the researchers found that babies as young as six months were more inclined to learn information from […]

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#research: women, particularly women of colour, bear costs of mass incarceration


A groundbreaking new report (from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Forward Together, and Research Action Design) surveyed former prisoners and their families in 14 states* and found that the true costs of incarceration (emotional and financial) “continue long after incarceration ends and reach far beyond the individual being punished”. * Methodology: surveys with 712 former prisoners, 368 of […]

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#womenslives: Ruby Bridges


Ruby Bridges. Happy 60th birthday to Ruby Bridges! As a six-year-old, Ruby Bridges famously became the first African American child to desegregate an all-whiteelementary school in the South. When the 1st grader walked to William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 surrounded by a team of U.S. Marshals, she was met by a vicious mob shouting […]

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#research: One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced

One third of Britons ‘admit being racially prejudiced’ So the percentage of people who admit to being “somewhat” racist hasn’t changed hugely in 30 years (but that’s a fascinating finding in itself – so much for multiculturalism, etc.). Still, though, if you’re looking for quick explanations, 30% goes some way to explaining UKIP’s recent sweeps in the elections. From the […]

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