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Newswise: Toward a more civil discourse

Toward a more civil discourse

Washington University in St. Louis

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by political scientists and a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Released:
17-Nov-2019 3:45 PM EST

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24-Oct-2019 11:25 AM EDT
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Newswise: Author to Discuss How Black Homeownership Undermined by Discriminatory Real Estate, Banking Tactics

Author to Discuss How Black Homeownership Undermined by Discriminatory Real Estate, Banking Tactics

University of Illinois at Chicago

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s discussion continues UIC's Social Justice Initiative's theme, “Home,” for the 2019-2020 school year

Channels: Civil Liberties, Race and Ethnicity,

Released:
25-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate

Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate

Rutgers University

Camilla Townsend, a history professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick whose research focuses on the relationship between indigenous people and Europeans throughout the Americas, says there is room for both holidays.

Channels: Civil Liberties, History, Race and Ethnicity, U.S. Politics,

Released:
11-Oct-2019 10:20 AM EDT
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Newswise: Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees
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Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees

University of California San Diego

When you hold constant national origin, religion is the most powerful source of discrimination against refugees to the United States – mattering more than gender, age, fluency in English or professional skill. Also: Though anti-Muslim bias prevails across the board in the U.S., it differs across subgroups.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Religion, Immigration, U.S. Politics, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Oct-2019 12:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Race Effect: Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together

Race Effect: Researchers Find Black Offenders More Likely to Be Arrested Than White Offenders When Committing Violent Crime Together

Florida State University

Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers reveals it also exists at the initial level of arrest, even when the crime is committed by a diverse pair of co-offenders.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Civil Liberties, Crime and Forensic Science, Race and Ethnicity, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

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9-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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