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By Sarah Anderson Inequality.org Big Business fought hard to kill a new regulation requiring corporations to disclose the gap between their CEO and median worker pay. For eight years after the regulation became law, corporate lobby groups fought to…

By Margaret Goldman Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) While our nation’s steadily declining rates of juvenile incarceration are encouraging, widening racial disparities are a pressing call for concern. Racial disparities often begin in the school system and persist at…

By Yasmin Anwar Futurity When Starbucks announced plans to conduct anti-bias training at its 8,000 outlets following the unprovoked arrests of two African-American customers in Philadelphia, psychologist Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton was at once impressed and skeptical. A veteran scholar of…

By Jordan Bennett Futurity An innovative book distribution program that provides free children’s books in low-income neighborhoods, combined with supportive adults who encourage reading, can boost children’s literacy and learning opportunities, a new study shows. “Both physical and psychological…

By Johanna Mendelson Forman The Conversation Latin America’s economy has grown enormously over the past two decades. However, unemployment in the region still hovers at 8 percent, double that of the United States. Youth joblessness is even higher –…

By Marcia G. Yerman Moms Clean Air Force After the founding fathers put together the Constitution, James Madison penned the additional Bill of Rights in 1791. Too bad protecting the environment wasn’t included. At the end of the 18th…

By Alex Shashkevich Futurity Word embeddings—an algorithmic technique that can map relationships and associations between words—can measure changes in gender and ethnic stereotypes over the past century in the United States. Researchers analyzed large databases of American books, newspapers,…

By Melissa De Witte Futurity A new paper raises crucial legal and political questions about states having their own foreign policy and suggests that, in key ways, California already does. California—the country’s most populous state and the world’s sixth…

By Marcia G. Yerman Moms Clean Air Force As parents, one of our key and foremost concerns is keeping our children safe. Under the Trump administration’s philosophy of shrinking government, a slew of protections to children’s health are being…

By Laurel Thomas Futurity Stereotypes about who develops eating disorders may contribute to men and people of color missing out on getting proper health care, researchers report. In a survey of college-age students, Kendrin Sonneville and Sarah Lipson of…