Clayborn Carson: Leaders turn protest into change

Historian and civil rights scholar Clayborn Carson breaks down why leaderless protest can be a strength and a weakness in the context of our current moment.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~7 min

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

Police brutality isn’t about ‘a few bad apples’

A new paper explains how police brutality isn't just a problem of a few individuals. It's much more about how police interact with whole neighborhoods.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities housing racism featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine neighborhoods police-officers race-and-ethnicity protests

The word ‘bigot’ is back. Here’s why it’s so powerful

A law professor and author of a new book on bigotry discusses key cases now in front of the US Supreme Court that could redefine who bigots really are.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: history gender bias discrimination racism featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq

Police pull over black driver less frequently after dark

Police officers pull over more black drivers during the day, but not at night, when a "veil of darkness" masks their race.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: bias discrimination racism society-and-culture police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Pandemic plan tackles fake news, racism, and isolation

Reserchers have put together a plan to address the spread of fake news, racism, and stress for life in the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 stress racism society-and-culture social-lives

Police violence makes COVID-19 worse for black Americans

Police violence and the toll it takes on black Americans makes the devestation of COVID-19 even worse, argue researchers.

Ivan Natividad-UC Berkeley • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 stress bias united-states racism featured health-and-medicine violence police-officers race-and-ethnicity

These words and views suggest who dehumanizes immigrants

The language Americans use and their support for certain policies like the death penalty indicate who's most likely to dehumanize immigrants.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: politics language immigrants united-states racism society-and-culture beliefs rhetoric

Self-employment may offer a refuge from racism

Black people who believe racism has a big impact on their lives are more likely to seek self-employment, according to new research.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 23, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: bias jobs money racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Does cognitive dissonance account for rising xenophobia?

Research finds that people "living near concentration camps... were more likely to conform to the beliefs system of the regime. And we think this was because of cognitive dissonance."

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: history memory bias europe world-war-ii racism germany society-and-culture beliefs morals

How black employees see racism at work depends on position

A study of black doctors, nurses, and health care technicians shows that a worker's position within an organization affect how they see racism at work.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: bias jobs racism society-and-culture social-lives workplaces race-and-ethnicity

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