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  1. race
    Is Racism ‘Saving’ Black People From Opioid Overdoses?There could be an unanticipated positive side effect to how bad some white doctors are at dealing with black pain.
  2. race
    Should Prosecutors Be Told the Race of People They’re Prosecuting?In a new paper, researchers make an intriguing proposal for reducing bias in the justice system.
  3. Why Minorities Face More Health Problems From Work StressA new study shows that less education means less secure employment and more stress — which can be deadly.
  4. How Hollywood Failed Black Women With Nina CastingTa-Nehisi Coates’s essay sums up Hollywood’s racism.
  5. identity
    Why Are Young Men Less Likely to Identify As Multiracial?New research finds a gender divide when it comes to racial identity.
  6. science of us animations
    Why Résumés Contribute to Discrimination at WorkThe secret, persuasive power of names and other résumé indicators.
  7. mental illness
    A Powerful Essay About Race and Mental Illness “I was sure I was letting Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman down by talking about my silly little feelings.”
  8. The Gender Controversy Over White Mortality“It’s sometimes the case that when bloggers are responding in real time, they’re looking at one small slice of it without looking into the one bigger picture in which it fits.”
  9. The Death Rate for White Middle-Aged Americans Is RisingAn epidemic of drug abuse and despair is driving up the death rate among white middle-aged Americans.
  10. race
    A Strange Study Involving the ‘White-Man Effect’ in Sierra LeoneA new study raises important questions about how experiment subjects process what they’re being asked to do.
  11. bias
    What a Poetry Kerfuffle Can Teach Us About Bias“If I’d pulled the poem then I would have been denying that I gave the poem special attention because of the poet’s Chinese pseudonym.”
  12. crime
    A Crime and Policing Expert Critiques Black Lives Matter’s Police-Reform PlanCampaign Zero is a very good start, though a couple things could have made it better.
  13. race
    What 311 Calls Can Tell Us About GentrificationA new study highlights the tensions that exist at “fuzzy” racial borders.
  14. race
    Does Asking White People for Moral Self-Reflection About Race Actually Work?A meeting between Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter activists highlights two differing approaches to solving American’s race problem.
  15. race
    What Happens When Minority Kids Are Taught Not to Talk About RaceA striking study in ignoring the obvious.
  16. race
    Yes, White People, It Is About YouJust not in the way you think.
  17. race
    Rachel Dolezal: I’m Black, Not African-American“I wouldn’t say I’m African American, but I would say I’m black.”
  18. political science
    Why the Confederate Flag Fell So SuddenlyAfter decades of stalled debate, the symbol swiftly lost support.
  19. alice goffman
    I Fact-checked Alice Goffman With Her SubjectsAn eventful two days in Philly.
  20. q&a
    Why Do We Fetishize Black Hair?Author Taiye Selasi discusses her new collection of poems for Dove that encourages little girls to “Love your hair, and love yourself.”
  21. race
    The Psychological Advantages of Strongly Identifying As BiracialIt might pay to embrace multiple identities at once.
  22. feature
    Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?An experiment at Fieldston, which starts when 8-year-olds are sorted by race, has some very liberal parents fuming.
  23. A Crazy New Rumor About the Pledge of AllegianceThey’re infiltrating our kids’ schools!
  24. tolerance
    Tracking 4 Decades of Increasing Tolerance in the U.S.A new study tries to figure out what has caused it.
  25. race
    Minorities May Be More Likely to Get Inaccurate Mental-Illness DiagnosesA study out of Israel reveals some unfortunate aspects of the clinician-patient relationship.
  26. controversies
    What’s Up With Kerry Washington’s InStyle Cover?Some fans think it looks like the magazine lightened her skin.
  27. millennials
    Millennials Are Less Racially Tolerant Than You ThinkAll this optimistic talk is a bit of an oversimplification.
  28. race
    These Adorable Cartoon Shapes Will Teach You About RacismEvery [shape’s] a little bit racist …
  29. race
    Why Did Darren Wilson Think Michael Brown Had Superpowers?A real-world example of superhumanization bias.
  30. race
    Can Ethnic Diversity Prevent Financial Bubbles?Diversity introduces friction, and friction can be a very good thing.
  31. race
    White People Think Black People Are MagicalAnd this tendency is probably doing some damage.
  32. gentrification
    Is Complaining About Street Sexual Harassment Racist?Where sex, race, and class collide.
  33. race
    Here’s What Happens When You Tell White People America Is Getting Less WhiteNot everyone is happy about the country’s demographic shifts.
  34. making friends
    The Importance of Friendship DiversityIt matters just as much off hours as it does in the workplace.
  35. bias
    A New Study Reveals the Limitations of Videotaping Cops (and Everyone Else)Sometimes bias trumps video.
  36. video
    Watch a MacArthur Genius Explain Her Vital Work on RacismIt can be a life-and-death matter at times.
  37. punishment
    From a Young Age, Kids Punish ‘Them’ More Harshly Than ‘Us’We make these distinctions from a very young age.
  38. In Praise of the Rando Freshman RoommateYou learn a lot more in college when you live with someone who isn’t like you.
  39. ferguson
    Read a Powerful Letter About Michael Brown and FergusonFive-hundred-plus sociologists agree that some changes are in order.
  40. awareess
    Awareness Is Overrated, Race EditionA study shows that informing white people that there are extreme black-white disparities in incarceration may increase their support for the very policies that gave rise to the problem.
  41. beauty
    Is Race Plastic? My Trip Into the ‘Ethnic Plastic Surgery’ MinefieldThe more you talk to people who have actually undergone these procedures, the harder it becomes to view their choices as simple racial capitulations.
  42. How Segregation Benefits the Tea-Party MovementThe farther removed you are from the perceived recipients of government aid, the less likely you are to support that aid.
  43. 5 Takeaways From Pew’s New Everyone-Likes-Jews ReportPlus: how American Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists can catch up.
  44. Why We’re Arresting Innocent MomsWe blame people personally for tough situations they’re in.
  45. cultural appropriation
    Let’s Talk About White Gays ‘Stealing Black Female Culture’That Time essay was picking up on something real — but complicated.
  46. What the False Hysteria Over ‘Diseased’ Migrant Kids Is Really AboutThis has little to do with actual public-health concerns.
  47. Scarcity Might Make People More RacistIn times of struggle, people get more groupish.
  48. Diversity Makes You SmarterWe get a bit too lazy and agreeable when we’re surrounded by people who look like us.
  49. confirmation bias
    You Can’t Gauge How Racist Boston — or Any Other City — Is From TwitterA batch of oh-so-racist tweets makes an important point about internet rumors.
  50. new faces
    Lupita Nyong’o Is Lancôme’s Newest FaceLucky Lancôme!
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