Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens

Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.

Keren Weitzberg, Teaching Fellow in History, UCL • conversation
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: migration refugees kenya civil-rights biometrics border-control windrush

The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30: A cause for celebration during COVID-19?

Congress needs to make sure the HEROES Act includes adequate funding for people with disabilities.

Samuel Bagenstos, Professor of Law, University of Michigan • conversation
July 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  nebraska  us-congress  civil-rights  americans-with-disabilities-act-ada  people-with-disability

7 lessons from 'Hidden Figures' NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson's life and career

NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.

Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics, University of Richmond • conversation
Feb. 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  mathematics  space  feminism  nasa  science  space-shuttle  apollo-11  moon-landing  race  racism  civil-rights  segregation  scientist  hidden-figures  katherine-johnson

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