Why Can't Reality TV Stop Stereotyping Black Women?
Even when reality TV's dating franchises include dark-skinned black women, too often these shows end up reinforcing false and harmful stereotypes.
Biracial Americans Are Facing Unique Stereotypes, a New Study Finds
New research suggests that whites tend to view biracial Americans as attractive misfits.
How Scientists Are Using Selfies to Challenge Stereotypes
Many scientists have flocked to Instagram and other social media platforms to share science more accessibly.
How Liam Neeson's Comments Reflect the Black Rapist Myth
The racist thoughts that the actor admitted to align with long-running stereotypes.
Discrimination Leads Corporations to See Asian-American Executives as 'Saviors'
New research reveals Asian Americans are more than twice as likely to be appointed chief executive if a company is in decline.
How the 'Baby Boomer' Label Can Lead to Discrimination
New research finds aging people are treated more fairly if they are identified as older workers rather than Baby Boomers.
The Prevailing Stereotypes of Old Age in Pop Music
The barrage of tuneful negativity may have health consequences for elderly listeners.
Emotionally Restrained Women Are Viewed as Less Intelligent
Yet men who have delayed emotional reactions are looked at more favorably, according to new research.
The Long History of the Rhetoric Around Rape and Race
Whether it's the KKK's plans to protest the removal of the Confederate flag or Donald Trump's controversial commentary on Latino men, professor and critic Salamishah Tillet writes we should pay more attention to how little the rhetoric around rape has changed.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Young Professor Studying Why More Women and Minorities Don’t Pursue Science
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
Can Feminist Ryan Gosling Really Make Men More Feminist?
A small study suggests the meme that delighted many a straight feminist woman may actually increase support for feminist ideals among men. But true progress will be made when more men buy into the movement’s message without a glistening male spokesperson telling them they should.
5 Reasons Why Pointlessly Gendered Products Are a Problem
Gendered products aren’t just a gag. They’re a ubiquitous and aggressive ideological force, shaping how we think, what we do, and how much money we have.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Jon Freeman, 27, Psychology
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
What's Stopping More of Us From Being Environmentalists and Feminists?
Canadian researchers report people hold negative views of political and social activists, and their unwillingness to associate with such people dampens the likelihood of changing their behavior.