Tag: Research

California

California Named Most Diverse US State in New Survey; West Virginia Ranked As Least Diverse

Following a review of all 50 U.S. states across six key factors — socioeconomic diversity, cultural diversity, economic diversity, household diversity, religious diversity and political diversity — the personal finance website WalletHub has released a report detailing the most and least diverse states in the nation. “We evaluated those dimensions…

HR Professional

New Study Reveals Diversity Slate of Job Applicants Increases by 118% When Women or POC Oversee Hiring and Recruitment

If your company or organization is looking to increase the diversity of its workforce, studies suggest putting a woman or someone from an underrepresented demographic in charge of hiring. According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, when women and/or people of color head hiring committees, it can have a significant…

Jane Austen

Newly Unearthed Research Links Beloved Author Jane Austen With England’s Early Abolitionist Anti-Slave Movement

Fans of classic author Jane Austen and her novels, including Emma and Pride and Prejudice, have a new reason to celebrate her life and work. An Arizona State researcher has uncovered previously unknown information linking Austen and her family to England’s anti-slave movement in the early 1800s. Lynn Elber of…

Riz Ahmed

Academy Award-Nominated Actor Riz Ahmed Backs Groundbreaking Study on Muslim Representation in Hollywood 

Earlier this year, British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Sound of Metal, an inclusive story about a hearing-impaired musician. Now, the Primetime Emmy Award winner is turning his attention to another vitally important form of representation: positive Muslim depictions in modern Hollywood films. CNN’s…

fake news

3 Out of 4 Americans Overestimate Their Ability to Spot Fake News Stories

Regardless of your political party or belief system, many people believe social media and certain “news” sources are filled with questionable takes on current events that can only be described as “fake” news. While most Americans believe they can spot these fake stories and won’t fall for what publications are…

Alzheimer’s disease

People of Color Face Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s and Many Affected by the Disease Fear Discrimination in Their Treatment

Researchers estimate that there are more than 6.2 million people with Alzheimer’s disease currently living in the U.S. Of that number, more than two-thirds of infected individuals are female. Alzheimer’s also disproportionately impacts minorities, who face nearly twice the risk of developing the disease as white people. If that weren’t…