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Newswise: University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
Released: 11-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth Event Brings Awareness to Campaign for National Holiday
University of Redlands

Why do we need to celebrate Juneteenth and why should we fight to make it a national holiday? Those questions and more will be answered during the University of Redlands Inaugural Juneteenth event June 15-17, 2021 at redlands.edu/juneteenth. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
FSU Experts Available to Discuss Juneteenth 2021
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: June 11, 2021 | 2:29 pm | SHARE: In the past year, high-profile incidents of police brutality, protests and mass marches have broadened the national dialogue on race and raised the profile of Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce that the Civil War had ended, and all enslaved people were to be freed.

Released: 26-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Rutgers Professor Named Cullman Fellow, Awarded NEH Grant for Rep. John Lewis Research
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

David Greenberg started delving into the life of the iconic civil rights leader John Lewis as a way to blend his expertise in the presidency and national politics and tackle the subject of racial equality and justice. The Rutgers-New Brunswick professor launched his book project John Lewis: A Life in Politics, which is to be published by Simon & Schuster, after he traveled to Atlanta in February 2019 for an awe-inspiring meeting to secure the late congressman’s approval.

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20-May-2021 8:50 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Addressing Systemic Racism in Academia, Live Expert Panel for May 19

Experts from the American Thoracic Society will discuss issues with systemic racism in academia as a follow-up to their session on this topic at the virtual 2021 ATS Annual Conference.

Released: 17-May-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Cornell Law student plays key role in New York blogger’s defamation defense
Cornell University

In a case won by Cornell University Law School's First Amendment Clinic, law student Rob Ward addressed a novel question in New York state court concerning recent changes to state statutes intended to protect free speech in public matters.

Newswise: Nation’s First Civility Research Center Launched by National Conflict Resolution Center and UC San Diego
Released: 17-May-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Nation’s First Civility Research Center Launched by National Conflict Resolution Center and UC San Diego
University of California San Diego

The civility center plans to refine a national model to promote national criminal justice reform and reduce mass incarceration.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Restricting internet searches causes stock market instability: study
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

The research by RMIT University looked at the ramifications on the stock market following Google's withdrawal from mainland China in 2010.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
More Than 25% of Infants Not Getting Common Vaccinations, Study Finds
University of Virginia Health System

Researchers Identify Troubling Disparities Along Race, Income, Education Lines

Released: 23-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT
‘Emancipation’s Daughters’ celebrates five iconic Black women
Cornell University

In “Emancipation’s Daughters,” Richardson examines five iconic Black women leaders – Mary McLeod Bethune, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé – who have contested racial stereotypes and constructed new national narratives of Black womanhood in the United States.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Medicine Mental Health Experts Available for Interviews Following Trial Verdict in Death of George Floyd
Released: 21-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Medicine Mental Health Experts Available for Interviews Following Trial Verdict in Death of George Floyd
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The outcome of the highly sensitive trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd can cause many different emotions for people. Last May, Floyd’s death sparked a societal reckoning that prompted protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Demonstrations also took place following the jury’s decision on April 20. How can adults cope with their emotions following the verdict as well as help their children cope?

Newswise: How Racial Violence Affects Black Americans' Mental Health
Released: 20-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT
How Racial Violence Affects Black Americans' Mental Health
Washington University in St. Louis

Black Americans experience an increase in poor mental health days during weeks when two or more incidents of anti-Black violence occur and when national interest surrounding the events is higher, according to a new study.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Collaborative Justice-Centered Think Tank Launches at UIC: The Social Justice Portal Project
University of Illinois at Chicago

A formidable roster of social justice scholars and writers as the inaugural cohort of Marielle Franco fellows, named after the assassinated Brazilian human rights leader.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
AERA Council Votes to Keep Association Meetings Out of States that Pass Anti-Trans Laws
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Washington, April 8—Today, members of the American Educational Research Association’s Council unanimously passed this resolution.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Pierson Uses Data Science to Highlight Societal Inequities
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Fellow Emma Pierson wields machine learning like a Swiss Army knife to investigate a range of problems, including disparities in COVID-19 testing, the treatment of osteoarthritis, and police discrimination.

2-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Street Renamed in Honor of Vanderbilt Surgical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, LLD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

As a result of a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort, Dixie Place, the city street that runs between the Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House on 21st Avenue South, is being renamed Vivien Thomas Way.

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Released: 1-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT: The Psychological Science of Racism Expert Panel

Panelists will discuss the psychological science of how racist attitudes and behaviors are formed, and how they can be influencedd, using science.

Released: 19-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT
The Claim That U.S. Has Seen a Surge in Hate Crimes Against Asian People During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is True

A study published in March 2021 by California State University, San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism found that hate crimes reported to police departments in the 16 largest U.S. cities in 2020 increased by 149%.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 4:05 PM EDT
She Votes: Women, the Workplace, and Pandemic Politics
American University

New Survey of Women Voters Shows That the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Widely Shifted Perceptions of American Politics, Work Norms, and Gender Roles.

Newswise: UCLA-led Study Reveals ‘Hidden Costs’ of Being Black in the U.S.
Released: 8-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EST
UCLA-led Study Reveals ‘Hidden Costs’ of Being Black in the U.S.
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A new UCLA-led study analyzed a national sample of the views of Black men and white men found that Black men of all income levels reported experiencing higher levels of discrimination than their white counterparts.

Released: 12-Feb-2021 11:40 AM EST
@FreeSpeechMTSU director @KenPaulson1 reflects on @ImLarryFlynt's outrageous, abrasive and effective defense of free speech
Middle Tennessee State University

Larry Flynt, the founder and publisher of Hustler magazine who died Wednesday, was particularly prominent in his assertion of First Amendment rights. From the very beginning of his career as a pornographer, Flynt enlisted legal support to stay in business. Over time, he became highly knowledgeable about the First Amendment and took a groundbreaking case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Released: 11-Feb-2021 1:35 PM EST
Study: reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in U.S.
Harvard Medical School

New study suggests monetary reparations for Black descendants of people enslaved in the United States could have cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 rates both among Black individuals and the population at large. Researchers modeled the impact of structural racism on viral transmission and disease impact in the state of Louisiana. The higher burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among Black people also amplified the virus’s spread in the wider population. Reparations could have reduced SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the overall population by as much as 68 percent. Compared with white people, Black individuals in the United States are more likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, more likely to end up in the hospital with COVID-19, and more likely to die from the disease.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 12:00 PM EST
The Controversy over Sen. Rand Paul Remarks Claiming that Trans Inclusion Will 'Destroy Girls' Athletics'
University of Washington

Sen. Paul claimed that allowing biological males to participate in girls’ sports "would completely destroy girls’ athletics." This has not been proven and some say it misses the point of high school athletic programs.

Released: 4-Feb-2021 3:50 PM EST
MTSU Free Speech Center’s new First Amendment report offers ‘creative ways’ to reach college students
Middle Tennessee State University

"Learning About Liberty: Facilitating First Amendment Engagement Among American University Students" is a new report by the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University that finds that college students don’t know much about their First Amendment freedoms, but their professors can help address that gap.

Released: 29-Jan-2021 8:05 AM EST
Study Explores How Racism and Threat Perception Play Out in Criminal Law
American Sociological Association (ASA)

In a new study, Scott Duxbury, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNC, considers whether racial threat drove states to adopt punitive sentencing laws. His findings reveal that punitive sentencing laws, which have been implicated in racial disparity in punishment during mass incarceration, were adopted in response to large, rather than growing, black populations.

Newswise: New poll: After historic turnout, young people want change
Released: 12-Jan-2021 11:10 AM EST
New poll: After historic turnout, young people want change
Tufts University

Young people made their mark on the 2020 presidential election with a likely historic level of voter turnout and decisive impact in key states. After the election, young people remain engaged in civic and political life and are poised to continue pushing for change on a wide range of issues, according to findings from an exclusive post-election survey from Tisch College’s CIRCLE.

Newswise: Shirley McBay: The advocate
Released: 11-Jan-2021 11:40 AM EST
Shirley McBay: The advocate
University of Georgia

This story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.

22-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Facial Recognition Technology Can Expose Political Orientation From Naturalistic Facial Images
Stanford Graduate School of Business

We show that facial recognition algorithms can expose people’s political views from their social media profile pictures, posing dramatic risks to privacy and civil liberties.

Released: 3-Dec-2020 9:40 AM EST
How a police contact by middle school leads to different outcomes for Black, white youth
University of Washington

A new University of Washington study finds that Black youth are more likely than white youth to be treated as “usual suspects” after a first encounter with police, leading to subsequent arrests over time. Even as white young adults report engaging in significantly more illegal behavior, Black young adults face more criminal penalties.

Newswise: NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Tufts University

Presidential election turnout among young people ages 18-29 reached 52-55%, significantly higher than the 45-48% turnout of 2016, according to a new youth turnout estimate released today from CIRCLE at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST
Why sanctions can worsen human rights abuses
University of Georgia

A considerable body of research shows economic sanctions can exacerbate human rights abuses. But the reasons have remained unclear.

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Released: 24-Oct-2020 1:05 AM EDT
Research reveals how magazine censorship in the 50s and 60s laid the foundation for future LGBTQ rights law
California State University, Fullerton

Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights, and well before the Stonewall Riots.

Released: 15-Oct-2020 11:45 AM EDT
William F. Tate IV, National Expert on the Intersections Between Education, Society, and Public Health, to Examine the “Segregation Pandemic” at 2020 AERA Brown Lecture
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association is holding the 17th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT. The event, which will be held virtually, is free and open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

Newswise: Vaccine Opposition Online Uniting Around ‘Civil Liberties’ Argument
1-Oct-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Vaccine Opposition Online Uniting Around ‘Civil Liberties’ Argument
George Washington University

Anti-vaccination discourse on Facebook increased in volume over the last decade, coalescing around the argument that refusing to vaccinate is a civil right, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

Newswise: Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Released: 17-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

For Donna Murch, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick history professor, the chance to contribute to Sam Pollard’s new MLK/FBI documentary meant collaborating with her childhood hero, a filmmaker whose documentary Eyes on the Prize helped transform the public’s perception of the civil rights and Black Power movements.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Momentum of unprecedented Chilean uprising stalled by COVID-19 pandemic
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The uprising that erupted in fall 2019 in Chile against the post-dictatorship government may be diminished by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
FSU expert available to speak on protests and protest movements
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 9, 2020 | 2:01 pm | SHARE:  The first pandemic in a century, racial equality, voting rights and police misconduct have sparked spontaneous and planned protests across the nation. With political and social polarization reaching levels not seen in generations, millions of Americans are taking to the streets to have their voices heard.

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