Microaggressions aren't just innocent blunders – new research links them with racial bias

White people are often defensive when they're called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.

Jonathan Kanter, Director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection, University of Washington • conversation
Sept. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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Telework mostly benefits white, affluent Americans – and offers few climate benefits

Working from home has become the new norm for many during the pandemic. But it's an opportunity that divides along racial and economic lines – and isn't as beneficial to the environment as many believe.

Taylor Dudley, MBA Candidate, Questrom School of Business; Research Assistant, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~7 min

 climate-change  telecommuting  race  telework  teleworking  income-distribution  vehicle-emissions  income-disparity

Coronavirus: its impact cannot be explained away through the prism of race

There's no evidence COVID-19 death rates are related to the genetic differences used to racialise people.

Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, Director of Impact and Innovation, University of East London • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

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Coronavirus: its impact cannot be explained through the prism of race

There's no evidence COVID-19 death rates are related to the genetic differences used to racialise people.

Winston Morgan, Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry, Director of Impact and Innovation, University of East London • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

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We are entering a recession – but what did we learn from the last one?

While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.

Megan Neely, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

 finance  inequality  economy  money  united-states  race  wall-street  great-depression  recession  great-recession  wealth-gap  racial-wealth-gap

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

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