Meet the early internet’s black ‘vanguard’

A new book explains how black users shaped the early internet and how things have changed in the age of social media.

Eileen Reynolds-NYU | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture history internet journalism political-activism race-and-ethnicity social-media

Air pollution from power plants is killing people

Air pollution from electricity generation led to 16,000 early deaths in the US in 2014, research finds. And there are disparities in impact by race and location.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured health-and-medicine coal death electricity fossil-fuels pollution race-and-ethnicity united-states

Diverse schooling shows up in relationships later

" young people the opportunity to interact with individuals of different races is essential to promoting interracial friendships and romantic relationships."

Mike Cummings-Yale | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education race-and-ethnicity relationships social-lives

Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

People without ‘mainstream’ speech patterns make less

Speech patterns may play a big role in how much people make, according to new research. Part of that may be due to bias against certain ways of speaking.

U. Chicago | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture bias jobs money race-and-ethnicity social-lives speech

School safety policies can amp up racial inequity

Policies meant to boost school safety tend to exacerbate racial and ethnic discipline disparities, but restorative justice could offer a better way.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias education race-and-ethnicity safety violence

Suicide attempts among black teens rose 73% from 1991-2017

The rise "is troubling because attempts are the most prominent risk factor associated with suicide death."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Oct. 25, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity suicide teenagers

Program cuts drop-out rate for black male high schoolers

"Manhood Development," a California achievement initiatve, cut drop out rates among black male high school students. Bonus: It worked for some girls, too.

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education identity learning race-and-ethnicity teenagers

Candidates of color boost political donations from voters of color

The new research also shows that white donors give less money to minority candidates for office.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections money politics race-and-ethnicity united-states

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