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Diversity, inequality, and prejudice; a sociological exploration

Introduction Stereotypes and prejudice Origins of prejudice Fitting in Consequences of stereotypes What can we do Conclusion Diversity. Feminism. Prejudice. Inequality. Discrimination. These are stirring words, evoking both positive and negative emotions depending upon your personal beliefs. Maybe you’re trying hard to not to feel anything at all about them, but you can no longer …

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Why efforts to get kids into STEM could be making education inequality worse

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a priority for governments around the world. For example, the UK’s current commitment to increasing investment in research and development to 2.4 percent of GDP by 2027 means that we need to train 260,000 more researchers to carry out this work. There has long been a perceived …

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Colleges Reinforce Inequality Rather than Social Mobility, New Book Argues

Guidance counselors who only steer you toward community college. University recruiters who never visit your high school. Relatives who are ambivalent or even hostile about your goals. If you’re a poor, smart student who dreams of changing your circumstances through higher education, the resistance you often face may make you wonder whether the system is …

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Lora DiCarlo's "Osé": A Strange Case of Gender Inequality

March is Women’s History Month. And are the times shifting for women? Yes, they are. Our institutions are taking a more and more active stance to address the imbalance of power affecting our societal life. But movements against sexual harassment like #MeToo are only the tip of the iceberg. The so-called “weaker sex” has been …

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