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Is Racism Making People Sick?

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After the events of 2020, we are no strangers to stress and anxiety. But for Black and brown Americans, that stress was nothing new. Racial health gaps have always existed, and socioeconomics and racism within the medical system have long kept equal healthcare out of reach. But what kind of …

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Is Meritocracy a Myth?

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Education in the United States is supposed to be meritocratic, meaning a student’s achievement is measured solely by their efforts. But how do class and privilege affect opportunity, and does everyone really get the same shot? Glad You Asked host Fabiola Cineas explores how the myth of meritocracy perpetuates racism …

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Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future?

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Housing policy in the United States has a long history of deepening segregation. Redlining, exclusionary lending, and targeted zoning laws have all played a role in isolating minority populations while simultaneously privileging white residents. Glad You Asked host Lee Adams wants to know how this happened, and what effect residential …

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Countries With WAY Fewer People Than You Think

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📲 Try Ting Mobile and get a $25 service credit! https://rll.ting.com Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO​​​ Select video clips courtesy of Getty Images Check out the map this video was based off of from Visual Capitalist here!! https://www.visualcapitalist.com/massive-world-map-redrawn-based-country-populations/

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Are We Automating Racism?

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Many of us assume that tech is neutral, and we have turned to tech as a way to root out racism, sexism, or other “isms” plaguing human decision-making. But as data-driven systems become a bigger and bigger part of our lives, we also notice more and more when they fail, …

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How Racist Am I?

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This is a difficult question to ask yourself. But recent events and an increasing amount of research has shown just how much racial bias impacts our world. Before we can start the work of dismantling systemic racism, we have to first understand our own biases. Glad You Asked host Cleo …

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The Problem With the Middle East’s Borders

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The bridge design that helped win World War II

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It’s a simple innovation that helped win a war. The Bailey bridge was Donald Bailey’s innovative solution to a number of wartime obstacles. The allies needed a way to cross bodies of water quickly, but bombed-out bridges — or an absence of crossings entirely — made that incredibly difficult. That …

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