Black and minority ethnic academics less likely to be professors and earn less than white colleagues, analysis finds | The Independent

Academics who are black or from ethnic minority groups are less likely to become professors, and are paid much less than their white colleagues, according to a new report. One in 33, or 3 per cent, Source: Black and minority ethnic academics less likely to be professors and earn less than white colleagues, analysis finds |… Read More Black and minority ethnic academics less likely to be professors and earn less than white colleagues, analysis finds | The Independent

Blackface scandal spotlights deeply embedded racism in U.S. | CTV News | + Opinion

Source: Blackface scandal spotlights deeply embedded racism in U.S. | CTV News + I had to chuckle last night when Trump weaved his myths about the USA. It actually was a pretty good speech from an English lit perspective. Trump employed colorful metaphors that ancient Greeks like Homer would have approved of. The Rosy Fingers of Dawn…… Read More Blackface scandal spotlights deeply embedded racism in U.S. | CTV News | + Opinion

The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s take on sex-role and religious-ethnic stereotypes | Earthpages.org

The Merchant of Venice is a comedic play written by William Shakespeare from 1596-98 that touches on two contemporary themes: ethnic and religious discrimination with the character of Shylock sex-role stereotypes with the character of Portia Shylock is a ruthless Jewish money-lender who insists on receiving a previously agreed upon “pound of flesh” from the… Read More The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s take on sex-role and religious-ethnic stereotypes | Earthpages.org

Research shows biases against immigrants with non-anglicized names | EurekAlert! Science News (with comment)

“We do not suggest immigrants to Anglicize their ethnic names in order to avoid discrimination,” says Xian Zhao (University of Toronto), lead author on the study. “This certainly puts the onus on immigrants to promote equity and our previous studies also suggest that Anglicizing names may have negative implications for one’s self-concept.” Source: Research shows… Read More Research shows biases against immigrants with non-anglicized names | EurekAlert! Science News (with comment)