The majority of science, technology, engineering and maths curriculums in colleges are not fit-for-purpose, according to a new review
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The Family Research Council has accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.
Stephanie Mencimer presents the results of a 30-year study showing that most poor kids end up as poor adults: Of the nearly 800 school kids [Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander has] been follo…
A new book reveals more evidence that upward mobility is often unattainable for kids raised in low-income homes.
A study of how likely faculty were to respond to a request to meet with a student to discuss research opportunities found that professors were more likely to respond to white men than women and black, Hispanic, Indian or Chinese students
by Heather R. Hlavka A young man corners his classmate near the school bathroom, forcing his hands under her shirt. Boys grope girls on playgrounds and school buses; they say “I’m gonna rape you.” …
As with all other systems of oppression, rape culture is a beast with tentacles and spores across countless other facets of inequality. The following 3 things may not appear to be major components of rape culture at first glance, but undoubtedly fuel and are fueled by it. Dismantling and addressing these things must be part of our movement to end rape culture.
We hear a lot about the racial disparity in death penalty sentencing, namely, that black Americans are dramatically overrepresented on death row. Less remarked on is the disparity in death penalty support, as revealed in a new Pew Research Center survey. Overall, 55 percent of Americans support capital punishment, and…
It is rare that I signal-boost standalone petitions, but this one is SO important. Other countries are legalizing/considering nonbinary gender markers (at times imperfectly) with broad support and few problems. We should be able to do the same.
As of April 8, we’re about 9,000 signatures short of the 100,000 needed for the White House to consider the petition. We have just under two weeks to get them. It takes 30 seconds. Let’s do this, y’all.
3,000 SIGNATURES AWAY. PASS IT ON.
Does a dramatic change in your social environment make you more conservative, and if so, what kind of change would it take? Working at Northwestern University, psychologists Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson apply that question to demographic change, and, in particular, to white Americans vis-a-vis the prospect of a United…
About 53% of Americans support marriage equality — the highest number yet, according to a new study by the Public Religion Research Institute.
Over the past decade and especially in the last year or two, one survey after another has shown that public support for marriage equality is on the rise. This study also found that fewer religious people opposed marriage equality compared with earlier surveys, and that a huge number of millennials (31%) leave the faith they were raised in because of its treatment of LGBT people.
The study also explored some misconceptions about LGBT people:
The survey also underscored misconceptions about gay rights. Only 15 percent of Americans correctly said that it is legal to refuse to hire someone because he or she is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Those polled also overestimate the size of the LGBT population, with a median estimate of 20 percent. Just 14 percent of Americans accurately say that it was 5 percent or less.
Good stuff! The culture is visibly changing around us every minute, but it’s comforting to see some reassurance in numbers, too.
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