Would these 5 changes make policing more equitable?

"It is time for policymakers to join together in actualizing legislation focused on police accountability and an end to police violence..."

Chris Leiker-Wash. U. in St. Louis • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

AI decisions: Do we deserve an explanation?

If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.

Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics algorithms featured science-and-technology society-and-culture laws decisions

How schools criminalize Black students

Schools play a role in the criminalization of Black students by punishing them more than white peers and diminishing their opportunities, an expert says.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education bias racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

In 20 big cities, police rules fall short of human rights law

A new report finds that, in 20 of the biggest cities in the United States, police use-of-force policies don't meet international human rights standards.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cities united-states human-rights government featured society-and-culture violence laws police-departments

In America’s big cities, police rules fall short of human rights law

A new report finds that, in 20 of the biggest cities in the United States, police use-of-force policies don't meet international human rights standards.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cities united-states human-rights government featured society-and-culture violence laws police-departments

Quick-fix policy won’t dismantle systemic racism

"Solutions [to systemic racism] that seem simple are the ones that get the attention. But those easy fixes are also what's comfortable for the institution..."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: united-states racism government featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Book: Racial inequality is baked into the legal system

Race and class inequalities are embedded in the American legal system, a new book argues. The author says major changes are vital to fixing things.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: economics bias united-states racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Legal experts: How can police be held accountable?

Two legal experts discuss the case against police officer Derek Chauvin, the broader trends behind George Floyd's death, and avenues to police reform.

Stanford • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~25 min

Tags: united-states racism featured society-and-culture violence laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

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