Are immigrants being scapegoated? Andrew Yang (and new research) suggests yes.

Immigrants add way more to the American economy than they take.

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  • Andrew Yang said immigrants are being scapegoated for racist reasons during the last presidential debate.
  • 45 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children, making a $6.1 trillion economic impact.
  • Even undocumented immigrants pay an estimated $11.6 billion a year in taxes, overturning the myth that they're "takers."
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Are we racist toward robots? New study suggests yes.

Have you ever noticed how almost all robots are racialized as white?

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  • A recent pair of studies examined peoples' perceptions of robots of different colors.
  • The results suggest that seeing robots can activate racial biases in people, in similar ways that seeing real-life people does.
  • The researchers said the robotics industry has nothing to lose by increasing the diversity of robots.
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7 things everyone should know about autism

Autism is a widely misunderstood condition surrounded by falsehoods, half-truths, and cultural assumptions.

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  • Autism-spectrum disorder covers a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions that are highly individualized.
  • The prevalence of autism continues to increase in the United States, not due to vaccines but increased awareness and improved diagnosis.
  • Autism awareness is crucial as treatment strategies are more effective if accessed early.
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Why is psychedelic culture dominated by privileged white men?

It isn't surprising, but what's behind the straight-white-male hegemony?

A recent study of users of novel psychedelic substances found, probably to no-one's surprise, that they are more likely than average to be male, white and college-educated.

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  • A new poll by PPRI found that nearly a quarter of Americans say it's okay to not serve atheists on religious grounds.
  • The pro-discrimination number was even higher regarding gays and lesbians.
  • Bias against Jews, Muslims, and African Americans is also increasing.
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