Punishing criminal participants in the January 6 insurrection could have unintended consequences, as did investigations into the KKK in 1965.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~6 min
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Big Tech's rejection of Parler shuts down a site favored by Trump supporters – and used by participants in the US Capitol insurrection
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform's undoing.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~12 min
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In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant
Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~9 min
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Cyberbullying, depression, and unhealthy habits rank in the top worries parents have for their kids, but there are racial differences in the lists, too.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
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Diversity ideology lets whites superficially commit to achieving social justice, but isn't enough to advance equity or inclusion, research shows.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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As editor of the magazine for 24 years, Du Bois featured articles about biology, evolution, archaeology in Africa and more to refute the rampant scientific racism of the early 20th century.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that's an obstacle to race and gender inclusion
The story of the invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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Members of the researcher's AI ethics team have published a letter challenging the firm's account.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where heat speech thrives.
Nov. 27, 2020 • ~11 min
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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