Stanford Alumni Magazine, September/October, 2015
A hard look at how we see race
Stanford professor Jennifer Eberhardt's research shows unconcious connections in people's minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice.
Stanford GSB, September 10, 2015
Neighborhoods influence use of African American Vernacular English, Stanford research shows
Among African American youth, moving from a poor neighborhood to one with less poverty results in a lower use of African American Vernacular English, new Stanford research shows.
Stanford GSB, August 27, 2015
Why White People Downplay Their Individual Racial Privileges
Research shows that white Americans, when faced with evidence of racial privilege, deny that they have benefited personally.
Stanford Report, August 20th, 2015
A new look at undocumented Mexican migration
Research by Stanford history professor and Clayman faculty research fellows, Ana Minian, reveals surprising effects of Mexican migration on traditional gender roles.
Stanford Report, August 19th, 2015
Stanford sociologist urges rethinking of sex and gender in surveys
New research reveals that most social surveys are not measuring what surveyors think is being measured when it comes to sex and gender. To better reflect today's diversity, Stanford sociologist Aliya Saperstein says survey designers should ask themselves if using only one question with two possible answers is enough.
Stanford Report, August 4th, 2015
Stanford expert endorses push for federal prison sentencing reform
Stanford School of Law Professor David Sklansky advocates overhauling federal prison sentencing guidelines that have locked up millions of Americans – many of them young black men – for nonviolent crimes. One big problem is the proliferation of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
Stanford Law School News, July 28, 2015
Stanford Law School report looks at diversity among California's state prosecutors
Stanford Criminal Justice Center report finds California prosecutors do not reflect the state's diversity. Data gathered from prosectors' offices found that whites, who comprise slightly more than 38 percent of the state's population, hold nearly 70 percent of prosecutors' jobs.
KQED, Forum, July 2, 2015
Hispanics now California's largest ethnic group
Hispanics reached a historic milestone in California: they are now the Golden State's largest single ethnic group, according to new U.S. Census estimates. Stanford political science professor Gary Segura discusses what the demographic shift means for state and national politics.
Stanford Report, June 25, 2015
Stanford study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods
New research from Stanford Graduate School of Education shows that middle-class black and Hispanic households live in poorer neighborhoods than white and Asian families with comparable incomes. The findings underscore how specific groups face steeper hurdles to upward mobility.
Stanford Graduate School of Business, June 10, 2015
How do you manage diversity?
In Kenya, a Stanford researcher shows that ethnic diversity can spur productivity.
Library of Congress, June 10, 2015
Librarian of Congress appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureat
New U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: Stanford alumnus, UC professor, migrants' son. The release notes that Herrera is the first Hispanic poet to serve in the position.
Stanford Report, April 15, 2015
Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers, Stanford research shows
Stanford psychologists Jennifer Eberhardt and Jason Okonofua experimentally examined the psychological processes involved when teachers discipline black students more harshly than white students.
Stanford Report, March 10, 2015
Stanford English professor shines new light on pioneering writer and activist James Baldwin
From jazz to theater to children's books, Stanford Professor Michele Elam's forthcoming edited volume explores the panoramic career of one of America's most influential voices in matters of race and art. Now her book can help to trumpet Baldwin's full, trailblazing voice, quiet for too long.
Stanford Report, February 3, 2015
Stanford historian explores how gender analysis leads to innovation
Working with an international team, Stanford history Professor Londa Schiebinger has used gender analysis to spark discovery in science and innovation in technology.
Stanford Report, January 22, 2015
Stanford scientists team with indigenous people to produce detailed carbon calculations of Amazon rainforest
By teaching basic ecology field work techniques to indigenous groups in the Amazon, Stanford researchers have found that satellite measurements of rainforests in the area underestimate the region's carbon storage potential.
Stanford Report, January 13, 2015
Developed at Stanford, a website about comedian Richard Pryor's early years reveals the complex history of race in an American sin city
With maps, photos, news clippings and written artifacts about Pryor's roots in Illinois, the interactive website "Richard Pryor's Peoria" offers an online tool to learn about segregation, urban renewal and the roots of Pryor's comedy.
Stanford Report, December 12, 2014
Architect David Adjaye tells Stanford audience how he designs civic spaces to create community
Speaking at the annual Presidential Lecture in the Arts and Humanities, David Adjaye, the designer of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, described how he sees civic buildings as fulcrums of emotion and memory that engage with the people who use them.
Stanford Report, December 2, 2014
Stanford linguist says prejudice toward African American dialect can result in unfair rulings
Linguistics professor John R. Rickford contends justice was not served in Trayvon Martin shooting, in part because testimony in the African American vernacular was discredited.
Stanford Report, December 1, 2014
Stanford honors engineering professor and LGBT center with 2014 President's Awards for Excellence Through Diversity
The awards recognize and honor individuals and programs that have made exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity within the campus community.
Stanford Report, November 11, 2014
Stanford research suggests ways to close the gender gap in law schools
New Stanford research shows how class size and grading methods play important roles in reducing gender gaps in professional school settings.
Stanford Report, September 9, 2014
The technology industry needs more women innovators, Stanford expert says
Stanford scholar Vivek Wadhwa says the technology industry must level the playing field for women by encouraging their startups and removing obstacles in their way.