February 26, 2018
— Carol Spindel
Student government leaders are demanding the removal of Indian imagery from campus buildings and opening discussion about a new mascot. The presence of this re-energized student activism is one reason for optimism. But students need to hear from campus leaders.
January 25, 2018
—Jennifer N. Fish
Paid household labor took a front seat in the lineup of causes at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. This celebrity-activist public alliance leveraged a prime media moment to call “time’s up” on sexism—in politics and practice.
January 16, 2018
Digital and web-based technologies are helping patients and their families, friends, and carers to do things faster or better or more effectively, but the costs often remain invisible.
December 19, 2017
Some of the worst mass shooting in US history recently took place, capping off a year with many other mass shootings. With each mass shooting, our news media respond by urgently updating us on the latest tragedy, breathlessly reporting the death toll. But did you see any of the bodies in Las Vegas, Texas, or elsewhere?
November 18, 2017
—Tamara R. Mose
A recent New York Times article asking “Where Are All the Nannies on Instagram?” speaks volumes to how we view the care of our children by those who are not family members.
October 25, 2017
— Miri Song
As multiracial people and unions become increasingly common in highly diverse societies such as United States, Miri Song examines what it means to be multiracial.
October 13, 2017
—Michael Oluf Emerson and Kevin T. Smiley
Michael Emerson and Kevin Smiley reflect on Houston’s response to Hurricane Harvey and give a careful analysis of how Houston’s resilience to such a disaster was affected by it being a “Market City”.
September 15, 2017
At the beginning of each school year, children around the country will be asked to provide school supplies alongside evidence that they have received all recommended vaccinations against childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. Although these requirements have become increasingly contentious, but were, in fact, created only in the last 35-50 years in an effort to create greater access to care for the most children in need.