Millennials' Tolerance for Shutting Down Free Speech
Recent surveys suggest the American love of free speech is waning.
The Trouble With American Views of Female Genital Cutting
There are many grounds upon which to oppose FGCs, but the language we use to discuss the practice may actually encourage it.
What Is This World in Which Commercials Make You Cry?
And what does it have to do with the largest refugee crisis since World War II?
Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Is New Orleans Undergoing a Revival?
The New Orleans economy, in large part thanks to record tourism, is outperforming that of many other areas.
The Devastating Effect Hurricane Katrina Had on Education
Students are still trying to make up for lost time.
Desperate Efforts to Re-Unite During Reconstruction
The racial empathy gap, then and now.
There Are 22 Million Angry, Impulsive Americans With Guns
Examining the personality characteristics of America's gun owners.
Nearly Half of Black and Latina Female Scientists Report Being Mistaken for Janitors or Assistants
And other findings from a new survey about discrimination in the workplace.
Millennials Are No Less Racist Than Members of Generation X
Millennial attitudes are much more similar to those of older whites than they are to those of their peers of color.
What Should Cities Do With Their Icons to White Supremacy?
Is removing them a sign that we're finally taking history seriously, or that we're uncomfortable with our past?
Why It Was Easy for Rachel Dolezal to Pass as Black
Race is more social than biological.
Women Graduate College at Higher Rates Than Men—Unless They're Gay
Women overall may graduate at higher rates than men, but sexual minority women are the least likely to graduate at all.
A Majority of U.S. Republicans Finally Agree That Being Gay Is Morally Acceptable
A look at the latest survey responses from Gallup.
A Transgender Teenager Takes on the DMV and Wins the Right to Wear Make-Up
It’s hard to defend the idea that somehow make-up distorts a man’s identity, but not a woman’s.
Racial Bias and How the Media Perpetuates It With Coverage of Violent Crime
Disproportionate reporting makes the neural links in our brain—it’s actual physical structure—reflect the racism inherent in the reporting itself.
Men Out-Earn Women Even in Female-Dominated Occupations
The latest example: nursing.
Why Are So Many People in the South Watching Gay Porn Online?
Three theories attempt to make sense of some provocative new data.
Are People Who Major in Economics More Anti-Social Than the Rest of Us?
Probably. And that's concerning.
Irish Dance and Our Invented Concepts of Race and Ethnicity
When one cultural tradition evolves, borrowing and melding with other cultural traditions, it increasingly belongs to everyone.
Unkind Architecture: Designing Against the Homeless
A subset of architecture is actively antagonist to the comfort of the homeless.
Why Lesbians and Gay Men Don't Live in the Same Areas
Gay men are still men and what woman wants to live near so many of them?
Can You Guess Someone's Political Preferences by the Size of Their House?
The idea of the urban liberal and the rural conservative is not a new one, but it's shocking just how accurate that stereotype appears to be.