Mistrust may be why some dog owners avoid the vet

In addition to things like cost and access, lack of trust may be why some dog owners avoid taking their pet to the veterinarian.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Biden has pledged to advance environmental justice – here's how the EPA can start

The US environmental justice movement dates back to the early 1980s, but federal support for it has been weak and inconsistent. Here are four things Biden's EPA can do to improve that record.

David Konisky, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University • conversation
Jan. 25, 2021 ~8 min

Low-income families struggled to pay energy bills in 2020

Low-income families, Black and Hispanic households, and people with children, have been especially vulnerable to energy insecurity in the COVID pandemic.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~5 min

1965 Klan crackdown has lessons for fighting white supremacy

Punishing criminal participants in the January 6 insurrection could have unintended consequences, as did investigations into the KKK in 1965.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min

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

‘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

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

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

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

Closing the mortality gap between Black and white patients

Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops during 10-year period, but gap persists between Black and white patients.

Rob Levy • harvard
Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min