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

African Americans forged free lives in Civil War refugee camps

Civil War refugee camps, where many African Americans lived just before the end of slavery, show "how African Americans made and lived out freedom on their own terms."

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Feb. 19, 2020 | futurity
~12 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture history race-and-ethnicity refugees slavery us-civil-war united-states

Listen: How women made the Montgomery bus boycott a reality

Hear how women organized to help make the Montgomery bus boycott a reality, and why they're work is sometimes forgotten.

Anne Brice-Berkeley | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture gender history protests race-and-ethnicity segregation united-states

The whitest communities most benefit from flood buyouts

The whitest communities in the US most often benefit from the federal flood buyout program. "It is how privilege works in the age of climate change."

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change floods natural-disasters neighborhoods race-and-ethnicity united-states

Report: Movies can thrive without white male lead actors

A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business diversity gender money movies race-and-ethnicity

Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

Seeing God as a white man shapes views of leadership

"Basically, if you believe that a white man rules the heavens, you are more likely to believe that white men should rule on Earth."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs bias gender images physical-appearance race-and-ethnicity religion

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

Who you know can open (or close) your mind to inequality

Interactions between people from advantaged and disadvataged groups can influence people's sense of inequality and support for social change.

U. Zurich | Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture identity lgbtq race-and-ethnicity social-lives

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

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