Are black women judged more harshly than their white peers? The issue arose again this past weekend, when tennis great Serena Williams was penalized at the U.S. Open for allegedly cheating—and then expressing anger over the accusation.

“There is still an unfair assumption that black people, and black women in particular, can’t achieve greatness,” Tobi Oredein wrote in theIndependent.

New research doesn’t address that issue directly, but it suggests black women who suspect they are looked at differently than their white counterparts may be right….

Pacific Standard Magazine