New Research Links Affirmative Action Bans With Increased Smoking Among Minority Teens
A new study finds increased rates of cigarette use among 11th- and 12th-graders in states that passed laws against affirmative action.
How to Craft Climate Financing That Helps Minorities and Lower-Income Americans
We can help build a non-extractive economy by offering non-exploitative loans to people of color and the formerly incarcerated.
Offering Health Check-Ups in Barbershops Could Transform Health Care for Black Men in America
New initiatives are addressing the social causes of diseases—which often means leaving the clinical setting.
The Lede, Issue #15: A New Episode of the Podcast, Covering Climate Injustice, Political Satire, and More
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Low Voter Turnout Among Asian Americans Is More About Identity Than Apathy
Compared to the national average of 53 percent, only 31 percent of Asian Americans reported being contacted by candidates or parties in 2012. Less outreach from politicians understandably alienates these voters.
The Future of Work: Can Minority Americans Shift the Labor Debate to the Left?
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Young Professor Studying Why More Women and Minorities Don’t Pursue Science
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
Do Minorities Fare Better at Multicultural Colleges?
Black and Hispanic college students experience more loneliness and depression than their white peers, even at schools where whites are the racial minority.
What Steve Jobs' Death Teaches Us About Public Health
Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.
Study: Notion of Minority-Majority Nation Exacerbates White Racism
In a study, reminders that whites will soon lose their majority status in the U.S. triggers negative feelings toward minority groups.
The Average American Overestimates and Fears Racial Diversity
Do you know what percentage of the population is made up of racial minorities?
Study: Your Racist Relatives May Just Be Feeling Left Out
German researchers find feelings of social exclusion breed intolerance of minorities.
How Organized Minorities Defeat Disorganized Majorities
The whole idea of a democracy is that the majority is generally supposed to get its way. But time and again, it’s not the majority but a potent minority that drives—or prevents—progress.
The Housing Crisis in America: Widespread Discrimination
A nationwide survey by HUD reveals, again, that minorities face racism in the housing market. But HUD, again, chooses not to punish the offenders.
Hour-Long Exercise Pares Achievement Gap for College Career
A tiny bit of encouragement at the front end of college proved stunningly effective in paring the minority achievement gap in one experiment.