Reparations could’ve cut the spread of COVID-19

If the US paid reparations to descendants of enslaved people, the COVID-19 pandemic wouldn't have hit so hard across racial groups, research finds.

Jackie Ogburn-Duke • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~4 min

Book challenges myths about American poverty

A new book about American poverty charts how and why the "land of opportunity" thinks about the issue in terms of "Red" and "Blue," or "us" and "them."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Tweets reveal new aspect of racially segregated cities

New research uses 133 million tweets to analyze how racially segregated many cities in the United States continue to be.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~9 min

Expert: Few US schools teach Black history well

Poor materials and lack of rigor keep schools from offering rich lessons on Black history, an expert argues. They're missing an opportunity, she says.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~7 min

What if evictions ended when the pandemic started?

If eviction moratoriums had been implemented nationwide on March 1, 2020, the United States would've seen 40% fewer COVID-19 deaths, a paper finds.

Duke University • futurity
Feb. 4, 2021 ~7 min

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

Against Native Americans, US waged genocidal war

A new book argues that the US government waged genocidal war against Native Americans from the 1600s to the 1900s.

U. Oregon • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

Fighting poverty reduces child neglect cases

Boosting an anti-poverty measure called the Earned Income Tax Credit can reduce cases of child neglect, new research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~8 min

Fighting poverty reduces child neglect cases

Boosting an anti-poverty measure called the Earned Income Tax Credit can reduce cases of child neglect, new research finds.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~8 min

Expert: Risk of right-wing extremist violence ‘remains high’

An expert breaks down the move towards radicalization and poltical violence. He says that it's an "exceptionally dangerous time" in the US.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 25, 2021 ~8 min

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