The Racism Heard Round the World

August 31, 2017

When the neo-fascist National Front is more progressive than the president of the United States, then, yes, Washington, we have a problem. On race relations, the United States has slipped into the same category as Burundi and Iraq. After the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month — and...

Can Google Search Data Help Solve Islamophobia?

July 15, 2017

Short of stealing people’s diaries or tapping their phone calls, what else can researchers do to gather the most objective data possible? For decades, social scientists have conducted research using some combination of surveys, census data, focus groups, interviews and observation techniques....

The Pepsi Ad Controversy

April 07, 2017

Pepsi’s recent “Moments” commercial creates controversy over trivialization of the Black Lives Matter movement. When Kendall Jenner starred in her first Pepsi ad, she probably wasn’t expecting the backlash. Many people are angry with the way that Pepsi has appropriated the imagery and...