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How ‘Karen’ went from a popular baby name to a stand-in...

Robin Queen, University of Michigan When I read about Amy Cooper, the woman in Central Park who called the police on a black birder because...

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape...

Danielle K. Kilgo, Indiana University A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated...

The unintended consequences of marijuana decriminalization

Nikolay Anguelov, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth America’s decades-long war on drugs disproportionately harmed minorities. Now, it seems that decriminalization of marijuana hasn’t leveled the playing...

Minority patients benefit from having minority doctors, but that’s a hard...

Ryan Huerto, University of Michigan and Edwin Lindo, University of Washington In today’s America, minority patients still have markedly worse health outcomes than white patients....

If the Romance Writers of America can implode over racism, no...

Christine Larson, University of Colorado Boulder Over the past month, Romance Writers of America, one of the country’s largest writing associations, with over 9,000 members,...

Children of color already make up the majority of kids in...

Rogelio Sáenz, The University of Texas at San Antonio and Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University Demographers project that whites will become a...

Why support for the death penalty is much higher among white...

Kevin O'Neal Cokley, University of Texas at Austin Sentencing a person to die is the ultimate punishment. There is no coming back from the permanence...

Was that joke funny or offensive? Who’s telling it matters

Michael Thai, The University of Queensland and Alex Borgella, Fort Lewis College In September, before the start of its 45th season, “Saturday Night Live” brought...

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The bizarre social history of beds

Brian Fagan, University of California, Santa Barbara Groucho Marx once joked, “Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all.” You might...