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Study Finds Investors Predict Tech and Finance Companies With More Gender Diversity Will See Stock Prices Rise

A study by Stanford University, Northwestern University, Dartmouth College and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology found investors are more likely to bet that a company will see its stock prices rise if it reported “higher-than-average” gender diversity among its staff. The study’s authors, David P. Daniels, Jennifer E. Dannals,Thomas…

A Test Used to Prove that Black and Brown Kids Were Less Intelligent For Decades Has Been Proven Wrong

The marshmallow test, initiated almost 60 years ago to prove less intelligence and potential between Indian and African children, was proven wrong by a new study. The old test, executed by Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel, claimed children who were able to delay gratification and not eat a marshmallow were healthier,…

'Keep Your Hands on the Wheel, My Man'

Police officers treat Black motorists with less respect during traffic stops than white ones, new research from Stanford University confirmed. Seemingly subtle differences in language in fact highlight significant racial disparities. According to the study, titled “Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect,” these results…

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity

Big tech companies have frequently been making headlines over recent years for their consistent lack of diversity, despite repeated promises to do the opposite. Bloomberg Businessweek last week published an article called “Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders” that shines further light on the continued lack of minorities in…