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Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them.

The challenge for anti-racists looking for solutions in Trump’s America.<p>In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation.<p>The study, authored by David Broockman at Stanford University and Joshua Kalla at the University of California …

Trump’s win is a reminder of the incredible, unbeatable power of racism

He tapped into the most powerful force in America.<p>Donald Trump has won the presidency, despite an unprecedented level of unfitness and in defiance of nearly every prediction and poll. And he’s done this not despite but because he expressed unfiltered disdain toward racial and religious minorities …

Donald Trump’s “assassination attempt” was really a nonviolent protester

A lifelong Republican held up the sign “Republicans against Trump” at Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Reno — and then things escalated.<p>Trump was rushed off the campaign stage mid-speech by Secret Service Saturday, after an unnamed rally-goer yelled, “Gun,” regarding a protester trying to hold up a …

Native American Beliefs Key to Understanding Dakota Pipeline Protests

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>In recent weeks, protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline across North Dakota …

To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth<p>When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our …

Economics

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

With just weeks to go until election day, our airwaves are filled with debates about immigrants and refugees. Who should be in the United States, who shouldn't, and who should decide?<p>These modern debates often draw upon our ideas about <i>past</i> waves of immigration. We sometimes assume that earlier …

Social Sciences