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Emancipated blacks often targeted for relocation to the tropics

Every significant emancipation of black enslaved people in North America came with plans to relocate them to tropical areas, says a U. of I. historian.

Doctors played a role in ideas about racial differences

Physicians played a key role in defining racial differences in the age of slavery, planting ideas that have carried to the present day, says a U. of I. historian in a new book.

How do sexual assault survivors fare?

Whether or not survivors share their stories publicly, they often carry lifelong scars associated with being sexually traumatized

Will targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’?

Targeted marketing threatens to end the 'Super Bowl of ads' and to further erode privacy, says an Illinois advertising professor.

What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?

The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin Leicht

What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?

Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.

What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?

Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.

Conspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggests

Those who are more news media literate are less likely to believe conspiracy theories, even ones that resonate with their politics, a study suggests.

What should we make of Russia’s revolution now?

A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.

Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study finds

Mass killings may have increasing news coverage, but the events themselves have happened at a steady rate for more than a decade, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers.

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