Taking the pulse of local politics

Asya Magazinnik finds disparate implementation of national policies in jurisdictions across the United States.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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Brain scans show partisan response to key words

Brain scans of liberals and conservatives indicate "a neural basis to partisan biases, and some language especially drives polarization."

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~9 min

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Undocumented immigration either cuts or has no effect on crime

"[U]ndocumented immigrants had no significant effect on violent crime and actually had a significant negative effect on property crime."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~6 min

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Restaurants indicate assimilation goes two ways

"...the fabric of US culture can transform as a result of immigration." It's assimilation, but not in the usual way, new research on restaurants shows.

Lori Harwood-Arizona • futurity
Oct. 6, 2020 ~10 min

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Pandemics have sparked anti-Asian hate crimes before

The US has a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes and "othering," say researchers, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese internment camps, and other events.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here's why they belong on the post-COVID-19 urban scene

After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.

John Rennie Short, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

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Government plans new office to attract scientists to UK

The government says it wants to make immigration "easy and quick" for researchers and innovators.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

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Scientific fieldwork 'caught in the middle' of US-Mexico border tensions

Government policies and dangerous conditions affect the ability of researchers working on both sides of the US-Mexico border to conduct scientific fieldwork.

Taylor Edwards, Associate Staff Scientist, University of Arizona • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~8 min

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Why COVID-19 is tough for undocumented immigrants

The COVID-19 pandemic puts undocument immigrants at risk in a range of ways, including work, access to health care, and fear of deportation.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

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These words and views suggest who dehumanizes immigrants

The language Americans use and their support for certain policies like the death penalty indicate who's most likely to dehumanize immigrants.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

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