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A member of the far-right Boogaloo Bois group walks next to protestors in Charlotte, N.C., on May 29, 2020. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

Why are white supremacists protesting the deaths of black people?

They're not really protesting – they're hoping to find an opportunity to spark violence and trigger a war between black and white Americans.
Joey Gibson, leader of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, addresses a crowd on April 19, 2020, in Olympia, Washington, insisting the state lift restrictions put in place to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Why are white supremacists protesting to ‘reopen’ the US economy?

Militant far-right groups are always looking to appear legitimate and to recruit more Americans to their causes.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is arrested by Israeli security forces for resisting efforts to shut down a synagogue in the Me’a She’arim neighborhood in Jerusalem, April 17, 2020. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

Jewish history explains why some ultra-Orthodox communities defy coronavirus restrictions

Persecution is central to Jewish collective memory. So when armed police entered ultra-Orthodox areas of Jerusalem to close synagogues due to COVID-19, some residents reacted with fear and suspicion.
Most kids get dismissed from school hours before the workday ends. MiniStocker/Shutterstock.com

Free preschool, longer school days and affordable day care help keep moms in the paid workforce

When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
Rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army making their way to a camp in southern Sudan. The group forcibly recruits children. EPA/Stephen Morrison

Why some rebel groups force kids to fight: it depends on how they are funded

Natural resources are an important factor in explaining why some rebel groups forcibly recruit children into their ranks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File

What Israel’s new election reveals about the struggle over Jewishness

Young Haredim men, who are strictly observant Jews, have long been exempted from Israel's compulsory military service. A disagreement over stopped Netanyahu from forming a government.
What can researchers learn from how people use emoji during tragedies? The Conversation

Understanding the emoji of solidarity

New research discovered how people use emoji to express their concern and support during tragedies and disasters.
Conversations on Facebook ethics are part of a bigger conversation about information architecture. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

The internet is designed for corporations, not people

An expert explains how Facebook's privacy issues are linked to a bigger problem – a 'hostile information architecture,' largely controlled by corporate interests.
Madonna with her adopted son, David Banda, at an orphanage, 40 km from the capital Lilongwe April 19, 2007. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Volunteer tourism: what’s wrong with it and how it can be changed

Voluntourists' ability to change systems, alleviate poverty or provide support for vulnerable children is limited. They don't have the skills and can perpetuate patronising and unhelpful ideas.
Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads used in 2016 election released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee. AP Photo/Jon Elswick

Why social media may not be so good for democracy

A scholar asks whether democracy itself is at risk in a world where social media is creating deeply polarized groups of individuals who tend to believe everything they hear.

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