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Class Notes: ‘Marriageable’ Men, Teen Cyberbullying, and More


By Richard V. Reeves, Simran Kalkat

This week in Class Notes:

  • “Green Book” study shows that laws reduce race discrimination faster than demographic change.
  • Family structure has not changed because men have become less marriageable.
  • Black Americans are now more likely to die in car crashes than white Americans.
  • Teens’ experience with cyberbullying varies by age, race, and gender, as this week’s top chart shows.
  • Parents agree that teaching history accurately is important, so let’s listen to them, argues Sherri Jones in this month’s choice op-ed.
  • In a new Big Think video, learn about the challenges faced by boys and men.
  • For your calendar: resources for community schools, child care partnerships, and disparities in college enrollment.

‘Green Book’ study shows that laws reduce race discrimination faster than demographic change 

Anti-Black discrimination spaces were a dominant feature of public spaces in America through the 20th century. How far do shifts in racial diversity impact this discrimination? Lisa D. Cook and co-authors address this question using a digitized national dataset of “Negro Motorist Green Books” published between 1933 to 1966. Recently examined in the 2018 movie, “Green…

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