Sleep and friends buffer teens against discrimination

Sleeping well can help teens better cope with racial discrimination, a new study shows. It also finds that friends, not parents, help teens handle bias.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Feb. 21, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine discrimination emotions race-and-ethnicity sleep stress teenagers

Has greater workplace equality sparked economic growth?

In 1960, 94% of doctors and lawyers were white men. In 2010, just 60%. Here's why researchers attribute major economic growth to that shift.

Stanford | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination economics gender jobs money race-and-ethnicity united-states

How Jim Crow lives on in skewed housing laws

An expert explains how housing laws that allow (or even require) landlords to evict tenants who've had run ins with the justice system are racially biased.

Jade McClain-NYU | Jan. 28, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture discrimination housing laws race-and-ethnicity

Black teens experience daily racial discrimination

A survey about racial discrimination finds that "Black adolescents are forced to face antiblack microaggressions on a daily basis."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression discrimination internet race-and-ethnicity teenagers

U.S. same-sex couples get marriage licenses without discrimination

A new study finds no evidence of systematic discrimination against same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in the US.

Morgan Sherburne-Florida | Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination laws lgbtq marriage

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

" 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

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