More Inclusive Society The Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race stands with the National Economic Association (NEA) and the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) in denouncing these acts of violence against Black people and the Black community. We echo the cries for justice from the families and protesters. In the words of Rev. Sharpton, it is time for America to remove the knee of oppression off the necks of Black Americans. Therefore, we will continue to illuminate nuances in data and advocate for effective policy change.

Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe
President, WISER
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ISA Income Share Agreements are debt: Maybe even predatory

By focusing on the economic returns of a major or institution, proponents of ISAs ignore the benefits of a more educated society, like better health care, lower mortality rates, stable employment, control over family size, and more leisure time spent enjoying cultural activities.
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Father's Day Click for infographic Happy Father's Day
June 21, 2020
We celebrate the 38.1 million fathers in the United States. Nearly 40 percent of fathers are men of color.
Khushi Click to read more Health Insurance Coverage for Immigrant Hispanic Women in the U.S. The HEAL Act would provide access to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for documented immigrants. Two out of every five immigrant Hispanic women (40% or 2.35 million) in the U.S. did not have health insurance (Fig. 1). This was a higher rate than White, Black, Asian, and Multiracial immigrant women. Khushi Basnyat
Research Assistant, University of Richmond
Rhonda Media How’s the economy? vs. how’s the economy for each of us? Listen to Kai Ryssdal, host of MarketPlace, discuss the importanct of #disaggregatingdata with our President. Disaggregate Data Show Me The Data, But Disaggregate It First

Disaggregating data moves us away from gender-bias (where men are the norm) and racial-bias (where Whites are the norm) in how we report data. Studies that use an intersectional approach acknowledge the complex diversity of lived experiences of the U.S. population. The ability to do that is crucial when you’re trying to provide critical care in a crisis such as the one we’re in.

Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe
President, WISER
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Food Insecurity The Food Injustices of COVID-19 on Black Communities

Disaggregating data moves us away from gender-bias (where men are the norm) and racial-bias (where Whites are the norm) in how we report data. Studies that use an intersectional approach acknowledge the complex diversity of lived experiences of the U.S. population. The ability to do that is crucial when you’re trying to provide critical care in a crisis such as the one we’re in.

Nina E. Banks
Economist, Bucknell University
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About WISER


Founded on International Woman’s Day 2016, the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race (WISER) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 research institute. WISER’s mission is to expand women-focused policy research to include the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous American and Multiracial women.

WISER believes a microanalysis approach, the disaggregation of data by race, ethnicity and gender will draw different conclusions for each group as opposed to the broad umbrella of “women of color”. Using the term women of color assumes that Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous American and Multiracial women are a homogenous group and produces ineffective policies that do not address the needs of the most vulnerable.

WISER advocates for a society where policy research is inclusive of the needs of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous American and Multiracial women. We believe the well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous American and Multiracial women is vital for economic progress.

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