Environmental regulation is undergoing radical changes, posing a direct threat to America’s health and potentially deepening inequality. Since the spring of 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed sharp cuts in the testing of children for lead exposure, and the Interior Department directed the National Academy of Sciences to cease studying the health effects of a common mining technique that deposits toxic minerals in ground waters. Meanwhile, recent investigative reports have documented that the appointment of top regulators with conflicting business interests at the EPA continues apace. ... Read more about Truly Toxic
Congratulations to Professor William Julius Wilson who has been awarded the 2017 SAGE-CASBS Award of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues.
In a new study, published in the current issue of the American Sociological Review, I investigate how publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men — most prominently the 2004 beating of Frank Jude by white police officers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — affected 911 calls in Milwaukee. Coauthored with fellow...
Matthew Desmond was named among the Politico 50 this year, as one of “fifty people across the country who are most influencing the national political debate". Here is the list of the fifty along with Desmond's profile