What Makes Someone Identify As Multiracial?

by Hayley Munguia from FiveThirtyEight The multiracial population, now a small subset of the nation, is growing at three times the rate of the general population, according to a report from the Pew Research Center released Thursday. And as the group continues to grow, so does our ability to study the diversity of its members’ experiences.…

Dissecting #Trump’s Most Rabid Fans

By Trevor Martin from FiveThirtyEight President Donald Trump’s administration, in its turbulent first months, has drawn fire from both the left and the right, including the ACLU, government ethics accountability groups and former Bush administration officials. But one group has shown nothing but unbridled enthusiasm for the president’s actions thus far: the over 380,000 members…

Public Views on Intermarriage

BY GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON AND ANNA BROWN from Pew Research As intermarriage grows more prevalent in the United States, the public has become more accepting of it. A growing share of adults say that the trend toward more people of different races marrying each other is generally a good thing for American society.10 At the same time,…

Modern Trends and Patterns in Intermarriage

BY GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON AND ANNA BROWN from Pew Research In 1967, when miscegenation laws were overturned in the United States, 3% of all newlyweds were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity. Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. By 1980, the share of intermarried newlyweds had about doubled to 7%. And by…

THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ‘SEXTING’ ARE GREATLY OVERSTATED

by TOM JACOBS from Pacific Standard As Anthony Weiner’s recent guilty plea reminded us, sexting is potentially problematic behavior. But if you consider the alarmed reaction of state legislatures, it’s clear that some see it as a societal scourge. In a just-released review that analyzes the results of 15 studies on the subject, a research team from…

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

by TOM JACOBS from Pacific Standard While we may view them as universal, the ethical compasses that guide us can, in fact, vary enormously. As recent research has shown, actions seen as obviously wrong to one individual may be perfectly acceptable to another. If you are sizing up a potential partner (of either the romantic or business…