Discriminatory Practices

  • Demonstrators gesture and chant as they continue to react to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 17, 2014

    Blog

    Data Key to Tackling Racial Profiling in Ferguson

    Authorities in Ferguson would be wise to consider following Cincinnati's example in dealing with mistrust between police and citizens after the police shooting of a young black man. The city embarked on a thorough examination of racial profiling by its police force and took steps to deal with the perception that bias was influencing the way police officers performed their duties.

    Aug 21, 2014

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    How Have Levels of Intolerance Changed in Western Europe?

    This infographic presents a visualisation of the main findings of our study on intolerance in Western Europe.

    Jul 8, 2014

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    Report

    Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma in California

    Report identifies racial and ethnic groups in California that are more likely to stigmatize those with mental illness, thereby helping understand who is at greatest risk of experiencing stigma within their own communities.

    Jun 2, 2014

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    Findings from the School-Based Theatrical Performance Walk In Our Shoes

    Report examines the effects of a school-based theatrical performance, Walk In Our Shoes , designed to educate youth about and reduce stigma and discrimination toward mental illness.

    May 27, 2014

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    Research Brief

    Evaluating the Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative in California

    A coalition of California counties formed the Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative to combat stigma and discrimination against people dealing with mental illness. RAND evaluated first-year progress toward program goals and objectives, as well as content, reach, and short- and long-term outcomes.

    Mar 5, 2014

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    Report

    Evaluating the Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative in California

    A coalition of California counties formed the Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative to combat stigma and discrimination against people dealing with mental illness. RAND evaluated the initiative's first-year activities, reach, and outcomes.

    Feb 11, 2014

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    Blog

    Wal-Mart Chooses Fairness, Giving Farmworkers a Boost

    The recent commitment by Wal-Mart Stores to the Fair Food Program is a transformational moment in the decades-long struggle for fair treatment of agricultural workers in America but the decision is hardly the last human-rights battle to be won on behalf of this long-oppressed work force.

    Feb 7, 2014

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    Project

    RAND Europe Project: Understanding Intolerance in Western Europe

    RAND Europe assessed existing evidence and mapped reported intolerance over time and across western European countries, noting which countries are experiencing the most significant changes in levels of intolerance and against which groups. The report also considers implications for policy.

    Jan 27, 2014

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    Report

    Analyzing Trends in Intolerance in Western Europe

    The perception that intolerance is rising in Western Europe is widely shared. Researchers sought empirical evidence of high-level trends in intolerant attitudes and found strong evidence of association between intolerant attitudes and various economic, demographic, socio-political and cultural factors.

    Jan 27, 2014

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    Report

    Summarizing Trends and Factors Associated with Intolerance in Western Europe

    Researchers explored whether intolerance has risen more in some countries than others, whether it has risen more against particular groups, if such attitudes are particularly prevalent among subgroups of the population and if there are clear patterns of association with trends in wider political, social, economic and cultural factors.

    Jan 27, 2014

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    Report

    Limiting the Potential for Racial Profiling of Immigration Laws

    Law enforcement agencies should be required to collect data that can be used to monitor the implementation of state and local immigration enforcement laws, to ensure that they are applied in a race-blind manner.

    May 3, 2013

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    Project

    Examining Issues of Gender Equality in the EU

    The EC Directorate-General for Justice has commissioned RAND Europe and the University of Groningen to analyse data from household surveys and explore topics of gender equality including child care, single parents in the work force, household composition, and employment patterns for men and women.

    Apr 12, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Problem Behaviors Among Preadolescent Youths

    An examination of the contribution of perceived racial/ethnic discrimination to disparities in problem behaviors found that eliminating discrimination could considerably reduce mental health issues, including problem behaviors, among Black and Latino youths.

    Jan 1, 2013

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    Association of Discrimination-Related Trauma with Sexual Risk Among HIV-positive African American Men Who Have Sex with Men

    Men who experienced discrimination-related interpersonal trauma in their lifetime were more likely than were those who had not experienced such trauma to have engaged in unprotected anal intercourse with a male partner.

    Jan 1, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Racial Disparities in Criminal Court Referrals to Drug Treatment

    The U.S. prison population grew nearly fivefold between 1980 and 2009, at least partially due to the “War on Drugs.” Racial disparities in criminal justice referrals to drug treatment potentially affect access to treatment for hundreds of thousands of individuals arrested for drug offenses each year.

    Jan 1, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Racial/Ethnic Differences in Medicare Experiences and Immunization

    Compared to other Medicare beneficiaries, whites have better access to care, assuming no major health conditions. Disparities in receiving timely care and immunizations are smaller among those with greater disease burden. Outreach to minorities with low utilization and few or no major health conditions could help.

    Jan 1, 2013

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    Blog

    More Secure or Less Free?

    It is not surprising that people report a willingness to trade convenience, money, and liberty for security. Legal precedent reinforces that decreased civil liberties may be accepted when confronting existential threats with demonstrably effective security—to a point, writes Henry H. Willis.

    Dec 17, 2012

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    The Relationship Between Perceived Discrimination and Patient Experiences with Health Care

    Perceptions of discrimination based on race/ethnicity and Medicaid insurance are prevalent and are associated with substantially lower CAHPS reports and ratings of care. Practices must develop and implement strategies to reduce perceived discrimination among patients.

    Sep 1, 2012

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    Victims of Terrorism-by-Mistaken-Identity

    Perpetrators of hate-crimes against Sikhs often think they're attacking Muslims. This may not make the slaughter any more or less heinous, but it's another example of hatred flowing from ignorance, writes Jonah Blank.

    Aug 8, 2012

  • Content

    RAND Europe Project: Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies

    Summary of a Eurofound report authored by RAND that examines the age management laws and practices in 9 EU countries; the study found that people are working longer and being encouraged to do so, despite the recent recession.

    Feb 14, 2012