Race and Gender in Reserch

In Ezio Di Nucci (ed.), The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Bioethics. Rowman & Littlefield (2022)
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This chapter explores two of the most studied and most damaging aspects of such societal influence on science: racial and gender biases. We discuss two major domains of biological and medical research involving race and gender: cognitive differences research and reproductive health science. In each case, we explore the influence of sexist values like androcentric bias—where researchers focus on men and male bodies as the alleged “norm”—and racist values like white supremacy—where researchers privilege the cultures and attributes of white people as allegedly “superior” to those of people of color. The chapter contends that we must make the culture of research more equitable to make the research itself less biased and more fair for all people.

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Christopher ChoGlueck
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Elisabeth Lloyd
Indiana University, Bloomington


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