Media Releases

 Share your voice, be a part of the conversation & our research Gender Norms are the popular and conventional ideas most people have about what it means to ‘act like’ a man or a woman. We tend to learn them from our experiences in the family, peer groups, churches, schools, movies, magazines, and the internet, for example. They come to be taken for granted or thought of as ‘natural’ and ‘just the way things are.’ Gender Norms tend to be narrow and limit the range of possibilities for gender expression.
 
With the focus of sharing our research and resource materials with our national partners and those interested in topics such as implicit bias, fair housing, opportunity mapping, and structural radicalization, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity has expanded its social media network to Pinterest.
 
COLUMBUS, OH – The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary research institute at The Ohio State University, launched a new webpage today that explores racialized school discipline disparities and highlights the ways in which implicit racial bias may be contributing to these disparities. Made possible by generous funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the W.K.
 
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary research institute at The Ohio State University, has partnered with MTV and a coalition of organizations dedicated to social justice to develop “Look Different”, a multi-year campaign that launched last week, aimed at empowering young adults to better counter hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT biases.
 
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, an inter-disciplinary engaged research institute at The Ohio State University, has released its State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2014. The publication builds on the foundation begun last year with Kirwan’s release of its inaugural edition bearing the same name. Both publications were made possible by generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
 
New Website Launches, Giving Public Access to Measures of Child Wellbeing & Equity in the U.S. COLUMBUS, OH– With the help of The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYPF) at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management has launched today a new online data and analysis tool—diversitydatakids.org—providing unprecedented insight into wellbeing and equity among the ever more diverse child population in the United State
 
Startling data from the Kirwan Institute’s recent report illustrates the grave reality of infant mortality rates in the state of Ohio. Just four years ago, “Ohio had the 4th highest infant mortality rate in the nation” and there is striking evidence of health disparities in these rates, as “black infants are twice are likely to die in Ohio during their first year of life compared to white infants.”
 
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity’s first feature film A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail, can now be viewed anywhere, through the launch of the Institute’s new online multimedia channel.
 
The President has called today for thoughtful collective action in the wake of the tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of the man who took his life. The Kirwan Institute looks forward to working with our partners across the nation to examine the impacts of “Stand Your Ground” laws, and to build a movement that will give African American boys the reassurance they need to feel valued, cared for and supported as full members of our society.