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Racial Prejudice

Are Death Row Cases Plagued with Racial Bias?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Catherine Grosso, Associate Professor of Law, and Barbara O'Brien, Associate Professor of Law, pose on Tuesday October 18, 2016.

Defendants charged with murder in North Carolina from 1990 to 2009 were more than twice as likely to receive the death penalty if the victims were white, Michigan…

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Teachers Could be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Peter DeCosta

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new…

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What’s Holding Black Entrepreneurs Back?

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Steven Gold and Berkey Hall

Only 5 percent of blacks are self-employed, compared with 11 percent of whites, and black-owned companies tend to be smaller, have fewer employees and make less money than…

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Police View Blacks as ‘Suspects First, Civilians Second’

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Jennifer Cobbina and Baker Hall

Most of the Ferguson protestors believed police view black people as worthless thugs and white people as innocent and superior – perceptions that, true or not, affect police-community…

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