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Newswise: The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
Released: 17-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
University of California San Diego

As many state legislatures consider weakening voter protections and Congress debates new voting rights laws, recent research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management reveals that the 1965 Voting Rights Act contributed to improvements of the economic status of Blacks. Conversely, after the Supreme Court rendered the Voting Rights Act ineffective in 2013, it led to economic disenfranchisement for Black families that continues to persist.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
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Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 9-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
With Leak of the Roe v. Wade Draft Decision, “First time in history that we are restricting a right.”
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

The potential for overturning Roe v. Wade has widespread implications for not only women’s health and privacy but also for how companies do business and provide for their employees.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
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Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

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Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT of Live Event for April 28th: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study 50 Years Later. Why It Still Matters
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It’s been 50 years since the Tuskegee Study was disclosed to the American public. In May, a new riveting account of the Study, when government doctors intentionally withheld effective therapy for syphilis for 40 years in 400 African American men, will be published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The article explains the deeper everlasting lessons of the study.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Langvardt Discusses Free-Speech Implications of Musk's Twitter Purchase
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Elon Musk has a difficult and probably impossible task ahead of him, because free speech ideals aren't well-suited to social media. Platform administrators -- even those with strong libertarian impulses -- wind up policing online speech.

Released: 19-Apr-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Cancer burden facing Asian Americans partly caused by racism
UC Davis Health

Commentary in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests racism affects Asian American cancer inequities

Newswise:  Where Young Voters Could Decide Elections in 2022
Released: 6-Apr-2022 10:50 AM EDT
Where Young Voters Could Decide Elections in 2022
Tufts University

CIRCLE’s Youth Electoral Significance Index uses multiple indicators to rank 2022 U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and gubernatorial races where young people have the highest likelihood to influence the result.

Released: 15-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Autistic defendants are being failed by the criminal justice system
University of Cambridge

The criminal justice system (CJS) is failing autistic people, argue researchers at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, after a survey of lawyers found that an overwhelming majority of their clients were not provided with adequate support or adjustments.

Newswise: Library exhibit highlights Latinx activist ‘Rudy’ Lozano
Released: 3-Mar-2022 2:00 PM EST
Library exhibit highlights Latinx activist ‘Rudy’ Lozano
University of Illinois Chicago

The exhibit, “A Search for Unity: Rudy Lozano and the Coalition Building in Chicago,” will run until the fall

Newswise: Criminologist discusses intersection of criminal justice and immigration
Released: 1-Mar-2022 3:30 PM EST
Criminologist discusses intersection of criminal justice and immigration
DePaul University

Immigration has been a politically charged topic for decades in the U.S. What’s missing from the discussion is consideration of criminal justice practice and policy, says Xavier Perez, a criminology faculty member in DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories
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Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Newswise: UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Arkansas’s First African American Optometrist
Released: 15-Feb-2022 6:10 PM EST
UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Arkansas’s First African American Optometrist
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has launched a new online exhibit exploring the life and achievements of Dr. William Townsend, a civil rights leader in Arkansas who was the first African American licensed to practice optometry in the state.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 5:05 PM EST
Free Speech Center at MTSU celebrates Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere Feb. 23 with award, free concert
Middle Tennessee State University

The Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University will present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals with its Free Speech in Music Award Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Tucker Theatre on campus in a free public evening of music and celebration.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST
The latest news in Behavioral Science for media
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Released: 19-Jan-2022 11:45 AM EST
Parties lead and voters follow
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Party polarization tends to come before voter polarization, according to new research co-led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 13-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
WashU Expert: Filibuster carve-out protects majority rule
Washington University in St. Louis

A voting rights filibuster “carve-out” — or making an exception to the 60-vote threshold to overcome a legislative filibuster — would help to preserve the core democratic principle of majority rule, says an expert on constitutional law at Washington University in St. Louis.Still, a voting rights carve-out could create a slippery slope to more filibuster changes, said Gregory Magarian, the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law.

Newswise: Smartphone evidence on human rights abuse in the age of deepfakes
Released: 10-Jan-2022 3:50 PM EST
Smartphone evidence on human rights abuse in the age of deepfakes
Swansea University

A Swansea law expert has been awarded €1.5 million to examine how public perceptions of deepfakes – AI-manipulated images, videos or audio – affect trust in user-generated evidence of human rights violations.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
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The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

Newswise: Personal Data Protection for COVID-19 Patients in Sri Lanka and Thailand
Released: 23-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
Personal Data Protection for COVID-19 Patients in Sri Lanka and Thailand
Chulalongkorn University

Chula researchers have revealed the impacts of the coronavirus outbreaks on personal data protection and confidence in the government, which resulted in the concealment of information by infected people, that hindered the mitigation of the pandemic. The governments must educate the public and create awareness of people’s legal rights.

Released: 22-Nov-2021 2:20 PM EST
Do Protests Matter?
American Sociological Association (ASA)

Recent protests in the U.S. over police brutality have attracted much global attention, but scholars have come to mixed conclusions about if protest alone can bring about policy change. A study from the December 2021 issue of American Sociological Review seeks to answer whether protest can bring about desired outcomes.

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Released: 15-Nov-2021 3:20 PM EST
The digital divide is a human rights issue
University of Utah

A University of Utah researcher argues access to high-speed internet, or broadband, is a human rights and social justice issue as lack of access disproportionately impacts low-income, People of Color, seniors, Native Americans and rural residents. In order to reduce the digital divide, Sanders said there are community-based, grassroots initiatives that can serve as excellent models—including one in Utah.

Newswise: Overcoming polarized politics
Released: 9-Nov-2021 4:30 PM EST
Overcoming polarized politics
University of Florida

Instead of being complacent that the populist threat to U.S. democracy is over, the people and their politicians ought to learn from the mistakes of their neighbors in South America, where a failure to address structural inequalities has allowed populism to retain power.

Released: 4-Nov-2021 5:40 PM EDT
Vaccine passports/COVID passes: The best way of preventing another lockdown or a threat to civil freedoms and rights?
BMJ

Covid passes and vaccine passports may promise the ideal solution to avoiding further lockdowns in the UK or pose a threat to people’s freedoms and right to privacy, experts argue in a debate published by The BMJ today.

Newswise: Desierto named chair-rapporteur of UN expert group finalizing first human rights treaty in nearly a decade
Released: 2-Nov-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Desierto named chair-rapporteur of UN expert group finalizing first human rights treaty in nearly a decade
University of Notre Dame

Diane Desierto, professor of law and global affairs in the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, was named chair-rapporteur of the United Nations’ Expert Group on the Right to Development, with her official mandate starting in January.

Released: 28-Oct-2021 11:50 AM EDT
College student voting rates skyrocketed in 2020
Tufts University

Voter turnout among college students jumped to 66% in the 2020 presidential election, building on the momentum swing of the 2018 midterms, according to a report released today by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.

Newswise: UA Little Rock Postdoctoral Researcher Receives $40K Grant to Create Predictive Modeling of Refugee Numbers
Released: 27-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT
UA Little Rock Postdoctoral Researcher Receives $40K Grant to Create Predictive Modeling of Refugee Numbers
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, using flow-through funding from the National Science Foundation, has awarded a postdoctoral research fellow at UA Little Rock a grant worth more than $40,000 to create a machine learning model to predict refugee counts in the United States.

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Released: 4-Oct-2021 3:15 PM EDT
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Released: 4-Oct-2021 11:10 AM EDT
1 in 3 Americans might consider abolishing or limiting Supreme Court, Annenberg survey finds
Annenberg Public Policy Center

As the Supreme Court’s fall term begins, a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania finds that more than a third of Americans say they might be willing to abolish the Supreme Court or have Congress limit its jurisdiction if the court were to make decisions they or Congress disagreed with.

Newswise: CSU Provides Support for Afghan Refugees in California
Released: 30-Sep-2021 5:55 PM EDT
CSU Provides Support for Afghan Refugees in California
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU has a long history of showing compassion to those in need, and when California Governor Gavin Newsom announced in early September that the state would take action to support Afghan refugee arrivals, CSU campuses quickly identified ways in which they could help those suffering from the crisis in Afghanistan.

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Released: 27-Sep-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Eugene Patterson: Journalism icon, war hero, champion for civil rights
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.

Released: 23-Sep-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Ranked choice, multimember districts could ‘handicap’ gerrymandering
Cornell University

New research from Cornell University lays out in detail why ranked-choice voting (RCV), combined with multi-member legislative districts, promotes fair representation and severely limits the gerrymanderers’ ability to draw themselves into the Election Day winner’s circle

Released: 23-Sep-2021 7:00 AM EDT
New Study Casts Doubt on Electronic Ankle Monitors as Alternative to Incarceration
George Washington University

The use of GPS-equipped ankle monitors is increasingly viewed as a more humane alternative to incarceration, yet a report released today finds they cause many of the same harms associated with traditional incarceration.


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