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
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
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
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
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
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
Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can't afford to live alone without help – and it's even tougher for Latinos
Elder economic insecurity is a problem for all races, but it's far more common for people of color, particularly in certain states.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Racism is the key to understanding ethnic inequalities in COVID-19 – despite what UK government says
A new report on COVID-19 inequalities fails to mention racism.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~10 min