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By Darren Curnoe | Published: January 5, 2017
There is a clear consensus among anthropologists that races aren’t real, that they don’t reflect biological reality, and that most anthropologists don’t believe there is a place for race categories in science.
By Social Science Bites | Published: December 1, 2016
In this Social Science Bites podcast, Harvard's Jennifer Hochschild explains to interviewer David Edmonds some of the pertinent data points from her years of using quantitative and qualitative analysis to map the racial, ethnic and class cleavages in America’s demography.
By Tom Jacobs | Published: October 27, 2016
New research conducted earlier in the current U.S. presidential campaign confirms the role that racial anxiety is playing for many white voters.
By Jennifer Anderson | Published: November 25, 2014
In the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a paper in a new journal from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences looks at the bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.
By Stephen Chan | Published: October 31, 2014
A lot has been made about Guy Scott being a white man. But Stephen Chan argues that's one of the less remarkable aspects of Zambia's fill-in leader.
By Seth Masket | Published: August 18, 2014
One black city council member is not nearly enough. In a study of city councils, only one place in America had a greater representational disparity than Ferguson, Missouri.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: July 26, 2013
A recent Ipsos-Mori survey reveals the crucial role that social science has to play in modern democracy, a role which is frequently sabotaged.
By Camille Gamboa | Published: June 17, 2013
A conversation with Kitty Kelly Epstein, winner of the 2013 Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Award and a university professor who took a four-year break from teaching to live her research.
By American Academy of Political and Social Science | Published: May 29, 2013
The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences recognizes William Julius Wilson for his work on race, stratification, and disadvantage in the U.S.
By American Anthropological Association (AAA) | Published: February 22, 2013
Contrary to some loudly voiced claims, both advocacy and science are (and long have been) at the core of our discipline.
By Jason Eastman | Published: September 7, 2012
With poverty now rising to levels not seen in a generation, many scholars are revisiting the still controversial theories connecting culture to class. Currently the great recession is accelerating the outsourcing and deindustrialization that has been decimating the economic well-being of all Americans for almost a generation.
By Megan Holland | Published: June 21, 2012
Racially integrated schools offer a number of benefits for students: they are able to expand their cultural outlooks, gain new friends, learn about those who are different, and get better educations at schools with better resources than they would otherwise attend. However, students may struggle with making friends, interacting across racial lines, developing an ethnic identity and with academic achievement