People from different places don’t taste bitter stuff the same way

A new study finds Danish and Chinese people taste bitter stuff like broccoli and chocolate differently, suggesting ethnicity may play a role in taste.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 5, 2021 ~6 min

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‘Diversity’ is too shallow for real racial justice

Diversity ideology lets whites superficially commit to achieving social justice, but isn't enough to advance equity or inclusion, research shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Police encounters differ for Black v. white teens

New research on the consequences of police encounters among Black and white teens supports removing police presence from schools, say researchers.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~10 min

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Infant health inequality has been rising since 2010

Between 1989 and 2010, infant health inequality gradually lessened. New research documents the opposite trend since then.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~11 min

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Gentrification hits minority communities hardest

"As neighborhoods gentrify, when poor people can no longer remain in their neighborhoods and move, there are fewer affordable neighborhoods."

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Meet the Black women behind rock and roll

In a new book, Maureen Mahon aims to correct the record on the role Black women played in shaping rock and roll.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~11 min

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Patients give higher ratings to docs of their own race

Patients rate doctors who share their race or ethnicity higher than physicians of other races, a survey of more than 100,000 people shows.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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When do kids notice race? Way earlier than most adults think

Asking adults when they think kids become aware of race reveals misconceptions, say researchers, who have advice for parents.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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End-of-life care stats reveal racial gaps

Black people seek substantially more intensive treatment as part of end-of-life care, a new study shows. White people are more likely to choose hospice.

WaunShae Blount - Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Law prof: Today’s militias are more Klan, less patriot

Militias today have more in common with white supremacist groups like the KKK than those from the American Revolution, says professor Greg Ablavsky.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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