Social factors track with racial disparities in COVID deaths

New research on racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality highlights the need for public health policies that address structural racism.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 2, 2021 ~4 min

1965 Klan crackdown has lessons for fighting white supremacy

Punishing criminal participants in the January 6 insurrection could have unintended consequences, as did investigations into the KKK in 1965.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min

Top 10 parental worries for kids during COVID

Cyberbullying, depression, and unhealthy habits rank in the top worries parents have for their kids, but there are racial differences in the lists, too.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 21, 2020 ~9 min

‘Diversity’ is too shallow for real racial justice

Diversity ideology lets whites superficially commit to achieving social justice, but isn't enough to advance equity or inclusion, research shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

When do kids notice race? Way earlier than most adults think

Asking adults when they think kids become aware of race reveals misconceptions, say researchers, who have advice for parents.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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

Racism in cities harms animals and the environment, too

Researchers urge more focus the environmental impact of racism, including on ecosystems, plants, and animals. They say those effects also harm human health.

Michelle Ma-U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Facial recognition in schools risks making racism worse

Deploying the use of facial recognition technology in schools "without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous," experts argue.

U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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

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