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substance addictions, lgbt

Lesbian and bisexual women more likely to have substance addictions

Sexual minorities, especially women, are more likely to have substance addictions due to discrimination, stress and childhood trauma.
LGBTQ people in STEM, research

New data examines presence of LGBTQ people in STEM

While US researchers are rightfully examining ethnicity and gender in their fields, the data for LGBTQ people in STEM fields has been notoriously lacking, until now
LGBTQ equality strategy, policy

European Commission reveals first LGBTQ equality strategy

The Commission announced the adoption of their first official LGBTQ equality strategy - how will this be felt in Member States which oppose LGBTQ rights?
black and asian people, islamophobia

NIH: Black and Asian people twice as likely to catch COVID-19

US and UK researchers examined ethnicity data in both countries, finding that Black and Asian people were twice as likely as white people to be infected by the virus - but why?
anti-black bias, racism

Research finds that one in five US police have anti-Black bias

Anti-Black bias has been the subject of #blm protests all year - now, sociologists have analysed 4.8 million adults to further explore the current status of police racism.
academic recruitment

Strategic academic recruitment research: Increasing diversity

Here, HR Director at the University of Eastern Finland, Dr Jouni Kekäle follows on from their previous piece in Open Access Government by discussing how to increase diversity with the help of proactive recruitment.
flexible working, diversity

Diversity, inclusion and flexible working is the new normal

Tushar Agarwal, Co-founder and CEO of HubbleHQ, discusses how flexible working has neutralised decades of work limitations that are often tangled up with race and socioeconomic status.
racial prejudice, covid-19

Racial prejudice: Why Asian Americans are still blamed for COVID-19

Racial prejudice, fuelled by poor coping mechanisms and biased social media consumption, has shaped how the public view Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
diversity and inclusion

Prioritising diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Meena Chander, founder of This Is Us Conference, discusses Gen Z attitudes towards diversity in the workplace and why it will be integral for businesses moving forwards.
black students, british schools

Black Students Matter: Can British schools learn anti-racism? 

Halima Jibril, History student and Founding Editor of Ashamed Magazine, discusses Black children in the British school system and calls for education outside of traditional schooling.
COVID-19 survival, jacinda ardern

Female led countries’ show “significantly better” COVID-19 survival

COVID-19 survival strategies have been analysed by the University of Liverpool, who found that women-led countries' were much safer.
BAME health tech innovators, BAME, health tech

Championing BAME health tech innovators is key in the fight against COVID-19

Adam Bradford, CEO of AdamStart, highlights the importance of young BAME health tech innovators in the battle against COVID-19.
drug development trial, male bias

Male bias in drug development trials creates overmedication

New research shows that the gender gap in drug development trials results in an overmedication of women by healthcare professionals.
natural hair discrimination, racism

Natural hair discrimination still limits opportunities for Black women

New research confirms that Black women continue to face natural hair discrimination, making Black women with straightened hair more likely to get hired.
workplace diversity, dinner table conversation

Can workplace diversity change discussions around the dinner table?

Toby Mildon discusses how workplace diversity could influence the way that individuals perceive minority groups, via dinner table conversations.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
contemporary black activism, racism

How is contemporary Black activism reshaping itself?

Dr Monia Dal Checco, specialist in contemporary African American literature, discusses the power of contemporary Black activism via #BlackLivesMatter.
british justice system, US system

A view from the Bar: Race and the British justice system

Paula Rhone-Adrien, leading Family law Barrister, explores the implicit bias of race and the British justice system.
#blacklivesmatter, abiola bello

Abiola Bello: “#BlackLivesMatter is more than just a hashtag”

Abiola Bello, author of the Emily Knight series, gives her opinion on why #BlackLivesMatter is an essential anti-racist movement.
talking about race, diversity

Get comfortable with the uncomfortable: Talking about race can be difficult

Toby Mildon explains how talking about race can be difficult but overwhelmingly necessary in the era of #BlackLivesMatter and ongoing police brutality.

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