Tag: Racial Disparity

Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

WHO Director Says Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters While 90% of Africa Remains Unvaccinated Is ‘Immoral’ and ‘Unfair’

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more people in America are currently receiving booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines than are getting their first shot or are becoming fully vaccinated each day. While that news is good for public health as a whole, it…

heatwave

Temperatures Significantly Hotter During Nationwide Heatwave for People of Color in Urban Cities

While the United States is baking from this summer’s unprecedented heatwave, new research from the University of California, San Diego has revealed a disparity between how people of color and white Americans endure the record-breaking temperatures. According to a report from NPR’s Deepa Shivaram, “as record-high heat hammers much of…

Black female college graduates

New Study Reveals Black Female College Graduates Owe 20% More in Student Debt on Average Than White Female Graduates

College graduates in America, on the whole, owe more than $1.7 trillion in student debt, but women owe the larger percentage of that overall debt — an astounding $929 billion as of 2020. If those numbers weren’t disturbing enough, a new study from The American Association of University Women (AAUW)…

economics workforce

Economics Field Is ‘Too White’ and ‘Too Male’ According to Top Federal Reserve Policymakers

Top Federal Reserve officials from a dozen regional banks met on April 13 to discuss the racial-disparity problem within the world of economics. According to Christopher Rugaber of The Associated Press, “top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the…

utah, judkins, prison

Utah Rep. Marsha Judkins Proposes Research into Racial Disparities in State’s Prisons

The racial disparities in Utah prisons have become so prominent that they warrant an examination into implicit bias, according to a proposal from state Rep. Marsha Judkins. The Republican lawmaker told the Standard-Examiner that she is working on a prosecution transparency bill that will collect data on how arrests, chargings,…