New Research Debunks the Myth That Mexican Immigrants Can't Assimilate
A new study finds that immigrants from our neighbor to the south are learning English and regularly interacting with non-Mexicans at higher rates than in previous decades.
Millennials Are No More Tolerant—or Broke—Than Earlier Generations
A big new report debunks a number of generational clichés about Millennials—but emphasizes the economic struggles they still face.
Pornography Enthusiasts Are Less Misogynistic Than the Average American Man
New research finds that attendees at an adult expo are more likely to respect working mothers.
Country Hits Increasingly Objectify Women and Glorify Whiteness
New research finds that country hits in recent years show an increased emphasis on short-term sexual conquest—and on the celebration of whiteness.
Your Taste in Art Helps Predict Your Support for Brexit
A different type of post-election analysis finds an aesthetic divide in the United Kingdom.
White Mass Shooters Are Treated More Sympathetically by the Media
New research finds they are more likely than their black counterparts to be portrayed as victims of mental illness.
What We Can Learn From People Who Have Left White Supremacy Groups
Pacific Standard spoke with a sociologist who has interviewed dozens of former members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi groups, Christian Identity sects, and other white-ethnicity hate groups.
Why Do So Many People Love to Hate Chinese Tourists?
Two Chinese tourists gave the Nazi salute in Berlin, breaking the law and garnering international media attention.
Your Research-Based Guide to American White Supremacist Movements
Hate groups provide violent ideologies for terrorists who have killed dozens of Americans over the last 14 years.
Thirty Under 30: The Top Young Thinkers in Economics, Education, and Political Science
Throughout the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our second-annual list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young people we predict will have an impact on the social, political, and economic issues we make it our mission to cover every day at Pacific Standard.
Beyond Bossy or Brilliant: Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching
We’ve long known that student evaluations of teaching are biased, but what are students really saying when they evaluate their professors in gendered ways?
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Hollie Nyseth Brehm, 27, Sociology
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
Why Pets Should Be Included in Sociological Inquiries
A new paper argues that academics have been missing important connections.
In Defense of Diving, Flopping, and Cheating at Sports
When people are paid to win a game with a set of arbitrary rules, people will break the rules. We're almost always OK with that—except for one thing.
Talking With Choire Sicha and Caleb Crain About Their New Books
Choire hopes people hate his book. Caleb just wants people to get his. Jane Hu spoke to the two of them—when they weren't talking to each other.