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Thinking Racist Thoughts? The Problem Might Be Your Video Game Avatar

New research finds that, among white players of violent video games, black avatars arouse racist feelings.

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Notion of Minority-Majority Nation Exacerbates White Racism

In a study, reminders that whites will soon lose their majority status in the U.S. triggers negative feelings toward minority groups.

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Should We Use Trigger Warnings on Course Syllabi?

Trigger warnings make sense in certain situations and settings. Higher education isn’t one of them.

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Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist

New research finds a compelling narrative can help us sidestep stereotypes.

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Simple Touch Can Reduce Racial Prejudice

New research points to the power of physical contact to counteract unconscious bias.

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What Causes Inequality? Systemic and Individual Frames for Racism in Media

Race Forward takes a close look at how newspapers and cable television outlets cover one type of inequality.

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Rethinking a Zero-Tolerance Approach to Female Genital Mutilation

Are all of our opinions about FGCs largely shaped by racism, ethnocentrism, and a disgust or pity for an imagined Africa?

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Fearing Hip-Hop: The Decline of the White Conscience

Overheated Beltway cranks and the blood on their hands.

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Hatred of Outsiders Kicks in Between Ages 6 and 8

New research from Germany suggests love for people we think of as members of our group precedes hatred for those we perceive as outsiders. This may present a teaching opportunity.

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Cross Burning Is More Common Than You Think

Hate-crime sentences are harsher than ever, but the terrorizing tactic still persists.

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Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

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Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

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Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014