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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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What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

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