Careful male allies can ease sexism at work

New research identifies how male allies in the workplace can help or hinder women facing sexism.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination gender jobs social-lives workplaces

Fitbit data hint at how discrimination alters daily life

"We looked at objective measures of behavior to try to really understand how [discrimination] changed students' daily life."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias college-students discrimination wearable-devices

Coerced sterilization of Native women occurred in the 70s

In the 1970s, 25 to 42% of Native American women of childbearing age underwent sterilizations, often without consent or under duress.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture birth-control births discrimination gender genocide history indigenous-people native-americans pregnancy reproduction united-states

Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts still face huge hurdles

"...it will take more than good will to finish the unfinished business of the civil rights era. It will take activism and mobilization just as it did in the past."

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination history immigration laws politics race segregation united-states

4 ways to support people dealing with colorism

New research considers both historical and contemporary colorism, as well as its consequences for African Americans.

Sheena Rice-Missouri | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias discrimination ethnicity race skin trauma

Racial discrimination in childhood may speed aging

Experiencing racial discrimination early in life puts African-American youth at greater risk of accelerated aging, which could signal health issues to come.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging discrimination racism stress

How a ‘Superwoman’ persona affects black women’s health

Black women's efforts to be strong, self-sacrificing, and emotionless, which researchers call a Superwoman persona, has both protective and negative health effects.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bias discrimination emotions gender race racism social-lives

Stories offer protesters’ views of Ferguson, Baltimore police

One protester "told me that the only way he'd stop protesting is if he himself was dead."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination police-officers protests racism united-states violence

How to fight LGBT health disparities

LGBT health disparities persist, but research indicates small- and large-scale ways to ease them.

Boston University | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine bias discrimination identity laws lgbtq politics

How the Stonewall riots changed health care

"Without Stonewall we would have no AIDS activism, and without AIDS activism we would have no marriage equality..."

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers | June 24, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aids discrimination history lgbtq united-states

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