Jalela Glenn

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Science could explain why your racist relatives are so racist

Recent research suggests that those who degrade minorities could feel ostracized themselves<p>What leads people to develop a hostile, suspicious attitude toward minorities? Social scientists have a variety of theories. But recent research from Germany reports a mindset of intolerance can be triggered …

4 shocking examples of American inequality

The 30 richest Americans own as much as half of the US population, and data suggest mobility is a thing of the past<p>Inequality is a cancer on society, here in the U.S. and across the globe. It keeps growing. But humanity seems helpless against it, as if it's an alien force that no one understands, …

4 education overhauls to watch for in 2014

The next 12 months will determine whether privatizing trends of the last decade are reversing or merely stalling<p>For people looking to "disrupt” public education, it’s become requisite to bemoan the “educational status quo” — a phrase meant to evoke images of poor kids striving against the …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

How American politics constantly neglects black women

Many women have said it better, but it’s time for men to join them, too. This is a problem for the entire country<p>Our political system is neglecting black women -- and we can change it. No one is making this argument better than black women themselves. Women like Roxane Gay, Brittney Cooper and …