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Study: Black Students With Black Teachers, Less Likely to Drop Out of School

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There’s a new study out that says black students who have just one black teacher in elementary school are less likely to drop out and are significantly more likely to graduate high school. Below are the study’s major takeaways: Low-income black students who have one...

Study: Black People More Likely To Be Wrongfully Convicted

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According to a study reported by CNN, black people are more likely to be wrongfully convicted. And us black people are like, “We already knew this.” The study involved a project from the National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project between the University of California, Irvine;...

Study Shows Black People Deal With Racism on Lyft and Uber

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Got a African-American/Black “sounding” name? Or black picture on your Uber or Lyft profile? Chances are you’ve been discriminated against by a driver. A new study done by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Washington, shows that black people can’t catch a...

Study Finds Women Are More Likely To Use Misogynistic Terms Online

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According to the results of a four year study, women in the UK and US are more likely to use misogynistic language on social media than men. The research, carried out by the social media research firm Brandwatch, looked at 19 million tweets over a...

Black People Who Say They’re Multiracial Are Considered More Attractive Regardless Of Appearance, Study Finds

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And the results have nothing to do with the way people actually look. A recent study indicates that black people are perceived as more attractive if they claim to be multiracial, regardless of the way they look. Researcher Robert L. Reece, a doctoral candidate in sociology...

New Study Finds: Y’all Better Go To College, If Gainful Employment is a Goal

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So, yesterday I was talking to my cousin, an 18-year-old black woman, who announced that she was officially dropping out of college. “It’s just not for me,” she declared. As an older family member, with a college degree, who still struggles to find steady work,...