Expert: COVID makes STEM education gaps more dire

With the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure every child has access to a quality STEM education is even more difficult. But there are reasons to be hopeful, too.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education science-and-technology society-and-culture socioeconomic-status stem-careers race-and-ethnicity

Surveys link youth activism with experiences of racism

"...there has been almost no research on how racism drives activism, especially for young people." A new study investigates that relationship.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: teenagers racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity protests

Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity standardized-testing

Retaking the SAT could get more students to college

"We provide the first causal evidence that retaking the SAT can substantially improve the college enrollment outcomes of students."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education society-and-culture socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity standardized-testing

New Deal programs still segregate cities and towns

"New Deal housing policies encouraged racial segregation and their substantial impact on American cities and towns can still be seen today."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities united-states housing segregation society-and-culture laws suburbs race-and-ethnicity

How kids soak up bias against certain ways of talking

The way we talk reveals a lot about us, the author of a new book argues. But biases against certain kinds of speech are easy to pass to kids, she says.

U. Chicago • futurity
Aug. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: speech bias featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Natural hair bias cuts job opportunities for Black women

In a new study, Black women with natural hairstyles were seen as less professional and offered fewer job interviews than women with straightened hair.

Samiha Khanna-Duke • futurity
Aug. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: gender bias hair jobs hiring featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Masculinity keeps some Black men from mental health care

Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression gender emotions health-and-medicine identity race-and-ethnicity

Testing pregnant women in Philly shows COVID-19 disparities

Black and Hispanic pregnant women in Philadelphia are five times as likely as white and Asian women to have been exposed to the coronavirus, research finds.

Melissa Moody-Penn • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Pandemics have sparked anti-Asian hate crimes before

The US has a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes and "othering," say researchers, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese internment camps, and other events.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: history immigration bias united-states racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity pandemics

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