Discriminatory Practices


Discrimination still occurs in the very places where training to prevent racial profiling is now commonplace, such as the workplace, classrooms, airport security lines, and police departments. RAND researchers have examined a broad spectrum of discrimination-related issues such as gender discrimination in the military, the relationship between perceived discrimination and patient experiences with health care, the stigma of mental illness, age management policies, corrupt hiring processes, gender equality, and educational equity.

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    Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination

    May 10, 2016

    Regardless of race or ethnicity, the majority of California adults experiencing mental health challenges believe that people with a mental illness encounter high levels of prejudice and discrimination. In many domains, Asian-Americans and Latinos held more negative views of mental illness.

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    Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military

    Dec 4, 2014

    Senior Behavioral Scientists Andrew Morral and Kristie Gore present initial top-line estimates from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study, an independent assessment of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the military.

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