College student depression is up during the pandemic

COVID-19 is taking a toll on college students' mental health. It's also hampering their ability to get quality care for issues like increasing depression.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
today ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 depression higher-education money health-and-medicine college-students race-and-ethnicity

Voting Rights Act led to fewer racially biased arrests

"...if everyone has equal access to the vote, it can improve police officers' treatment of Black Americans."

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history bias racism society-and-culture laws police-officers voters race-and-ethnicity

Future teachers see Black kids as angry when they’re not

"Essentially, we found that prospective teachers are more likely to view Black children as being angry, even when they're not." It's racialized anger bias.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education bias emotions faces society-and-culture teachers race-and-ethnicity

Dashboard displays COVID-19 disparities by county

A new dashboard shows the disparities in how COVID-19 affects different income levels, various racial groups, and those with other health conditions.

Catherine Morrow-Emory • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science maps united-states featured health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

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

Psych journals have a structural racism problem

From the 1970s to the 2010s, only 5% of publications highlighted race in the top-tier psychological journals researchers looked at for a new study.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: psychology research racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Scans suggest how stereotypes affect the brain

A group of Mexican American college students watched stigmatizing news clips that reinforced negative stereotypes. Here's how that affected their brains.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: brains stereotypes society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students punishment stigma rewards race-and-ethnicity

5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 history hiv money health-and-medicine lgbtq race-and-ethnicity pandemics

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

Calling out white people for sexism can cut racism, too

"Confronting someone is challenging, but we hope that knowing that it can be effective might make people more willing to step up."

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gender bias racism stereotypes featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

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