Race and Health

The Plug

Black Tech Conferences Offer a Lifeline in a Predominantly White Industry

The Plug took a look at more than 15 annual Black tech conferences to understand if and how these niche conferences are shaping inclusive cultures within the tech industry.
Sherrell Dorsey
9.28.18
The Plug

This VR Founder Wants to Gamify Empathy to Reduce Racial Bias

Clorama Dorvilias wants to remove shame and guilt from diversity and inclusion training.
Tyler Young
7.20.18
languages

How ‘Westworld’ Uses Multilingualism to Explore Prejudice

From Japanese to Lakota, the show's foreign language episodes spotlight themes of identity and memory.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.18
climate change

Scott Pruitt Is Right, Climate Change Is Good… For Rich White Guys

This week, the EPA chief questioned whether climate change is "necessarily a bad thing."
Kate Lunau
2.8.18
Lil B

Rapper Lil B Sent Us the Posts Facebook Calls ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook says its policies are “race-neutral.”
Jordan Pearson
10.11.17
Lil B

Facebook Confirms it Has Banned Rapper Lil B for ‘Hate Speech’

The BasedGod has earned a 30-day suspension for discussing race.
Jordan Pearson
10.10.17
The Noise

Noise Pollution Hits Segregated Cities Hardest

A new study explores the unequal burden of noise on communities across the US.
Ankita Rao
7.25.17
NETFLIX

Netflix Just Released the Eating Disorder Movie We Don’t Need

It's time for pop culture to grasp the realities of this life-threatening mental illness.
Ankita Rao
6.23.17
Opinion

The Clap and the Clap Back: How Twitter Erased Black Culture From an Emoji

Clapping is just the most recent example of Black wit that has been circulated in non-Black circles and applied almost to exhaustion.
Chaédria LaBouvier
5.16.17
RACISM

Why An AI-Judged Beauty Contest Picked Nearly All White Winners

It’s another troubling example of an emerging trend.
Jordan Pearson
9.5.16
Tinder

Dating While Black: The Privacy Risks and Rewards of Niche Dating Apps

Bae is a dating app geared toward young black professionals. But privacy is a big part of their model too.
Paul Spencer
9.1.16
Features

Marijuana Men

The cannabis gold rush is full of aging white guys who've never smoked. Does that matter?
Rachel Pick
3.4.16
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