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

Expert: Swap some cops for pros who vow ‘first, do no harm’

There are immediate, concrete steps governments can take to address enduring problems in law enforcement, says law professor Barry Friedman.

Jade McClain-NYU • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: racism featured society-and-culture violence laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Expert: Confederate monument facts defang ‘heritage’ claims

"...historical context makes it a lot harder to claim that these monuments and memorials are simply 'heritage,' innocent of any racial meaning."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: history united-states racism society-and-culture us-civil-war 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

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

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

Podcast panel: Anti-racism protests inspire hope for the future

An expert panel digs into undercurrents of the widespread anti-racism protests. Here's why the renewed activism makes them hopeful.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: politics united-states racism featured society-and-culture police-officers race-and-ethnicity protests

Quick-fix policy won’t dismantle systemic racism

"Solutions [to systemic racism] that seem simple are the ones that get the attention. But those easy fixes are also what's comfortable for the institution..."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: united-states racism government featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

Book: Racial inequality is baked into the legal system

Race and class inequalities are embedded in the American legal system, a new book argues. The author says major changes are vital to fixing things.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: economics bias united-states racism featured society-and-culture laws race-and-ethnicity

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