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‘World on Wednesdays’ series examines impact of racist societies Oct. 12

Sep. 29, 2016—The next 'World on Wednesdays' lecture explores the impact of racist societies Oct. 12.

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Expert explains the power of implicit bias

Sep. 29, 2016—Biases that people hold below the surface are influencing how they view this electoral season, as well as major political issues. Efrén Pérez is an expert and wrote a book on the topic.

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Curb Public Scholar aims to reduce subtle bias in social interactions

Jul. 20, 2016—A Divinity School student has been awarded a Curb Public Scholarship to develop a game-based tool for reducing bias in group interactions.

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English professor researches ‘tools’ of colorblind rhetoric

Jun. 16, 2016—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Assistant Professor of English Marzia Milazzo for her research on colorblindness as a global attempt to obscure the reality of racial inequality.

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Incarceration’s hidden wounds revealed

Jun. 6, 2016—There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration may diminish the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars, but existing sociological theories fail to capture it.

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Activist who took down Confederate flag will speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 14, 2016—Bree Newsome, who became the face of the movement to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds when she scaled a 30-foot flagpole last June, will speak at Vanderbilt University's Benton Chapel March 22.

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Black academics expected to ‘entertain’ when presenting, new study says

Aug. 17, 2015—Black faculty members are expected to be “entertaining” when presenting academic research, according to a new study that traces modern day racial microagressions to past objectification of blacks.

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TIPSHEET: Focus on Confederate symbols is misguided, says Vanderbilt professor

Jun. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain can comment on the public use of the Confederate flag in light of the Charleston, South Carolina, shootings.

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Vanderbilt expert can explain modern white nationalism in the U.S.

Jun. 19, 2015—Anthropologist Sophie Bjork-James can provide context to the white supremacist beliefs believed to have motivated Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health

Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.

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LAPOP: Discrimination still plagues Americas

Dec. 10, 2012—Women, homosexuals and people with darker skin tones continue to face discrimination in the Americas, according to responses to the 2012 AmericasBarometer survey of Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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