Social Problems, Social Movements

Mapping American Social Movements Mapping American Social Movements through the 20th Century: digital project is assembling and sharing data and publishing visualizations about dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics during the 20th century, including radical movements, civil rights movements, labor movements, women’s movements, and more.

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Family, Gender, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Social Problems

Opinion: It’s Not That Men Don’t Know What Consent Is. They often understand that what they’re doing is wrong — then they do it anyway. By Peggy Orenstein. Ms. Orenstein is writing a book about young men, masculinity, emotional intimacy and sex. Feb. 23, 2019. Image: From left, three George Mason University students, Elizabeth Gillette, Ashley Stewart and Emma Salas, protested outside the Supreme Court during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings in October.

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African-Americans, Healthcare, Race, Social Problems

The New Health Care – Doctors and Racial Bias: Still a Long Way to Go. It would be easy to look at a photo from the 1980s and conclude that things have changed. Many have not. Image: A lot of research shows that African-American patients are treated differently than white patients when it comes to cardiovascular procedures. By Aaron E. Carroll Feb. 25, 2019

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African-Americans, Drugs, Race, Social Problems

Opinion: The Opioid Crisis Isn’t White. Contrary to media portrayals, overdose deaths are ravaging communities of color. By Abdullah Shihipar. Mr. Shihipar is a graduate student in public health. Feb. 26, 2019 Image: A heroin user displaying a needle in a South Bronx neighborhood in 2017. The South Bronx had one of New York’s highest rates of opioid-related deaths that year.

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Economy, inequality, Social Problems, Stratification

Opinion: How the Upper Middle Class Is Really Doing Is it more similar to the top 1 percent or the working class? By David Leonhardt Opinion Columnist Feb. 24, 2019 Since 1980, the incomes of the very rich have grown faster than the economy. The upper middle class has kept pace with the economy, while the middle class and poor have fallen behind.

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