Brian Estabrook

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Black girls are suspended from school six times more often than white girls

<b>(Kris Schmidt via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new report indicates that young women are being neglected in efforts to eradicate the “school-to-prison pipeline”<p>Jenny Kutner<p>February 10, 2015 4:31pm (UTC)<p>The harsh disciplinary penalties young black men encounter in school and in society compared to their white …

Women of Color

Why so many Americans still deny racism exists when the evidence is everywhere

In 1944, Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal, in his famous study <i>An American Dilemma</i>, unpacked the hypocrisy of Jim Crow segregation in a society based on liberty and equality.<p>The new PBS documentary <i>American Denial</i> picks up this decades-old question and asks it again: how in the world can a country …

Psychology

Big Sugar Is Watching You: Four Ways the Food Industry Is Trying to Rig the Game

Most of us ask a doctor for advice about our health. We consult a dentist about care for our teeth. No one queries General Mills, the maker of sugary …

Diabetes

Test Your Implicit Bias with Science | Blog | Independent Lens | PBS

Created by Project Implicit, a research collaboration between scientists at Harvard, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington, …

Republicans want to shut down poverty research in North Carolina

The Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill studies, among other things, the depths of poverty in a state with severe pockets of urban distress, the impact of foreclosure clusters on minority neighborhoods there, and the economic impact of legal …