The history of bagels is an American tale

Check out this video to learn the history of bagels, including why one expert says no one's had a real New York bagel since 1967.

Jorge Corona-NYU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture business food history immigration judaism united-states

Border walls are terrible for global trade

A look at the material consequences of border walls around the world reveals their impact on global trade.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics government immigration migration

Is DDT a cause of Indian immigrant diabetes risk?

Prior exposure to DDT pollution may explain the higher rate of diabetes among immigrants to the United States from India, say researchers.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis | Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine diabetes immigration india pollution united-states

Is climate change driving migration from Central America?

You might have seen claims that climate change is driving migration out of Central America. Climate researchers urge caution about that narrative.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change immigration journalism migration refugees

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

Psychiatric care more likely for children of refugees with PTSD

The children of refugees to Denmark were 75% more likely to be in contact with the psychiatric system before they turned 18 if both parents had PTSD.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine families immigrations parents post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd refugees trauma

What a 1928 blood libel in upstate New York reveals about today

A lost child in 1928 Massena, NY sparked the United States' only known blood libel. A new history of the event connects the dots to anti-Semitism today.

Niv M. Sultan-NYU | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias history immigration judaism myths politics religion united-states

What does a national emergency mean for presidential power?

When an American president declares a national emergency, what does it mean for the country? A presidential powers scholar brings you up to speed.

Jade McClain-NYU | Feb. 28, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture government immigration politics us-presidents

New estimate of global human migration is much higher

"Planning for migration is no simple task." There's now a better way to estimate human migration around the globe.

James Urton-Washington | Dec. 27, 2018 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture immigration migration refugees

Border wall came at high cost, low benefit for U.S. workers

The Secure Fence Act of 2006, which built a partial wall at the US-Mexico border, cost American workers and did little to reduce migration.

Stanford | Nov. 21, 2018 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture immigration mexico united-states

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