To close wage gaps, ban asking about salary history?

Employers can't legally ask applicants their salary history in 14 states. New research indicates banning the question can make salaries more fair.

Rich Barlow-Boston U. • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: gender jobs money featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Voting Rights Act led to fewer racially biased arrests

"...if everyone has equal access to the vote, it can improve police officers' treatment of Black Americans."

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history bias racism society-and-culture laws police-officers voters race-and-ethnicity

Would these 5 changes make policing more equitable?

"It is time for policymakers to join together in actualizing legislation focused on police accountability and an end to police violence..."

Chris Leiker-Wash. U. in St. Louis • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

AI decisions: Do we deserve an explanation?

If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.

Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics algorithms featured science-and-technology society-and-culture laws decisions

How schools criminalize Black students

Schools play a role in the criminalization of Black students by punishing them more than white peers and diminishing their opportunities, an expert says.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education bias racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

In 20 big cities, police rules fall short of human rights law

A new report finds that, in 20 of the biggest cities in the United States, police use-of-force policies don't meet international human rights standards.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cities united-states human-rights government featured society-and-culture violence laws police-departments

In America’s big cities, police rules fall short of human rights law

A new report finds that, in 20 of the biggest cities in the United States, police use-of-force policies don't meet international human rights standards.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cities united-states human-rights government featured society-and-culture violence laws police-departments

Quick-fix policy won’t dismantle systemic racism

"Solutions [to systemic racism] that seem simple are the ones that get the attention. But those easy fixes are also what's comfortable for the institution..."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: united-states racism government featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

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