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“Each wave of civil rights progress brings us a little closer to real equity, but there will always be backlash from those who feel threatened by that progress,”“Each wave of civil rights progress brings us a little closer to real equity, ...Read More

"The boycotts, including games in the W.N.B.A., Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer, come as athletes have wondered whether speaking out against systemic racism would be enough to influence change."

"Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries."

Throughout human history, three caste systems have stood out. The lingering, millenniums-long ...Read More

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I used to live just a stone's throw from the giant Lee monument in Richmond, VA. It sits in the middle of a large traffic circle as you head toward downtown, on a large avenue with very regal Victorian homes. I honestly never gave much ...Read More

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"This is Race to Dinner. A white woman volunteers to host a dinner in her home for seven other white women – often strangers, perhaps acquaintances. (Each dinner costs $2,500, which can be covered by a generous host or divided among ...Read More

" Researchers effectively found a set of genetic attributes that anorexia sufferers were more likely to have. Depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder were among them, which was expected. But so was the ability to burn fat ...Read More

Phalanges and metacarpals: These are bones of the fingers and hands that Trump has used to tweet tirades against black and brown people and to retweet Nazi sympathizers, including, twice, an account called @WhiteGenocideTM with a photo of ...Read More

It is a difficult message: that our blood is different, red and white cells both. When it comes to finding stem cells for bone marrow transplants, the search has to be equally discriminatory. This time the issue is HLA, the human leukocyte ...Read More

“Photography is not just a system of calibrating light, but a technology of subjective decisions.”

From the Shirley card and Kodak Gold film to dual skin tone color-balancing algorithms, Sarah Lewis studies how unconscious bias is built ...Read More

Some deep stuff explained with witty words. I think it is time well spent listening to this braintertainment talk.

One thing stuck out. Towns where Facebook use was higher than average, like Altena, reliably experienced more attacks on refugees. That held true in virtually any sort of community — big city or small town; affluent or struggling; liberal ...Read More