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

Bias against bisexuality may spark depression

Bisexual individuals experience identity denial, which makes them feel less accepted and open to greater depressive symptoms, according to the study.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers
June 19, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bias depression discrimination identity lgbtq

Maps of asthma emergencies show legacy of redlining

Color-coded maps were once justification for denying home loans in certain, redlined neighborhoods. Those areas now face higher rates of asthma, research finds.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley
June 3, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine bias discrimination housing maps money neighborhoods poverty race

Same-sex couples 73% more likely to get mortgage denial

Same-sex mortgage applicants were 73 percent more likely to get a denial than heterosexual couples, researchers report.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State
April 18, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias debt discrimination housing lgbtq money

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