History almost forgot this speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Listen in as professor Jason Miller shares the nearly forgotten history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 speech in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: history race racism featured society-and-culture

Pharmacies could better serve young black women

The pharmacies near young black women tend to lack easy access to condoms, pamphlets on birth control, and other useful features.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: race pharmacies condoms consumers health-and-medicine birth-control

Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts still face huge hurdles

"...it will take more than good will to finish the unfinished business of the civil rights era. It will take activism and mobilization just as it did in the past."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: politics history immigration discrimination united-states race segregation society-and-culture laws

Racial achievement gap tracks with school discipline gap

A new study uses test score data to link racial disparities in school discipline to the achievement gap between black and white students.

Carrie Spector-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 17, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: education bias race featured society-and-culture punishment

4 ways to support people dealing with colorism

New research considers both historical and contemporary colorism, as well as its consequences for African Americans.

Sheena Rice-Missouri • futurity
Oct. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: skin trauma bias discrimination race society-and-culture ethnicity

Here’s what people mean by terms like ‘privilege’

This podcast episode offers definitions and examples of the terms privilege, positionality, and intersectionality.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Oct. 15, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: gender race society-and-culture socioeconomic-status identity lgbtq

Race, gender overlap for kids and ‘brilliant’ stereotype

Children share the stereotype that links being "brilliant" to white men more than white women, but don't apply this assumption to black men and women, say researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: gender bias intelligence race stereotypes society-and-culture

How a ‘Superwoman’ persona affects black women’s health

Black women's efforts to be strong, self-sacrificing, and emotionless, which researchers call a Superwoman persona, has both protective and negative health effects.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 1, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: gender bias discrimination race racism emotions social-lives health-and-medicine

Ambulances aren’t taking 40% of patients to nearest hospital

Emergency medical services aren't taking all patients to the nearest hospital, according to a new study that found major racial disparities, as well.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
Sept. 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: hospitals race health-and-medicine emergency-medicine

High blood pressure in pregnancy has spiked since 1970

New research on high blood pressure in pregnancy links the trend to age and race.

Robin Lally-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy aging blood-pressure race health-and-medicine

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