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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 Robert Barba LatinaLista If you’re a DREAMer, you face a difficult financial situation. In February 2018, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Trump Administration’s appeal challenging the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program — better known as…

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,…