Quickies: Stop Saying You’re Bad at Math, Chinese Vaccine Scandal, and #AirbnbWhileBlack
- Drawn to Comics: Which Eisner-Nominated Comics Should You Check Out? – I’m bookmarking all of these for later.
- #AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy – “Luca and his colleagues found requests with African American sounding names were roughly 16 percent less likely to be accepted than their white-sounding counterparts. They found discrimination across the board: among cheap listings and expensive listings, in diverse neighborhoods and homogenous neighborhoods, and with novice hosts as well as experienced hosts. They also found that black hosts were also less likely to accept requests from guests with African American-sounding names than with white-sounding ones.”
- The Extremist Likely Headed to Texas’ Influential School Board Thinks Pre-K Is Pro-Gay Propaganda – “Bruner—a Republican candidate for the District 9 seat on the Texas State Board of Education, who came in just shy of the 50 percent she needed to bag the nomination on Super Tuesday—has yet to walk back her claims that President Barack Obama worked as a gay prostitute in his 20s, or that humans cohabited the earth with dinosaurs, or that sex-education classes ‘stimulate children to experiment with sex,’ or that Islam ‘is not a real religion.’ “
- Men Praying Bitchily In Western Art History – Includes classic paintings with captions like, “I’LL PRAY TO YOU WHEN AND ONLY WHEN YOU’RE READY TO LISTEN TO ME TALK ABOUT MY MANUSCRIPT.”
- Why Chinese Parents Don’t Necessarily Trust Childhood Vaccines – “But since last month, a nationwide scandal involving the illegal resale of vaccines has dented public confidence in the program, ignited public anger at the government and added fuel to ongoing small-scale street protests by parents who believed vaccines have injured or sickened their children.”
- A Day With Ken Ham – “The Creation Museum is open to public school field trips, and the museum’s founder has some thoughts on separation of church and state.”
- Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math anxiety ‘like a virus.’ – “Often adults are well-meaning when telling children about their own math phobia: after all, won’t it make the children feel better if they know that others feel that way as well? Research shows the answer is a resounding ‘no.’ “