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The stories below highlight diversity-related research by Stanford scholars, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to these stories, you can find more information about ongoing research and scholarship by exploring Stanford research centers and academic programs dedicated to advancing understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, religious identity and other dimensions of human diversity.

Jun 15 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
Stanford researchers analyzing thousands of data points found racial disparities in how Oakland Police Department officers treated African Americans on routine traffic and pedestrian stops. The researchers suggest 50 measures to improve police-community relations, such as better data...
May 31 2016 | Stanford GSE | Posted In: Faculty, Research, Students
A paper in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ reports on benefits of certain remedies to close achievement gaps. Simple exercises to help incoming students understand the challenges that they would face in college substantially improved the success achieved by first generation and...
May 9 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Research
In five experiments, Stanford sociologist Robb Willer found that popular support for the Tea Party derives in part from perceived threats to the status of whites in America. Threats to racial status among white Americans have driven support for the Tea Party political movement and may also...
May 5 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
Stanford Professor of English Paula Moya has found that an interdisciplinary approach to multicultural fiction can powerfully shape a reader’s perception of the world and improve racial literacy. The tool to achieve this is known as 'close reading.' While the phrase “close reading” may not...
Apr 29 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Research, Students
Sean Reardon and colleagues review more than 200 million test scores to spotlight communities with the nation’s worst achievement gaps. Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national grade-level...

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