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Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

The 2008 subprime mortgage crisis dealt a significant blow to an already fragile economy, exacerbating the credit crisis and deepening the global recession.

Book Discussion: <i>Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century</i>

Just over a decade ago, the Human Genome Project decisively proved that there is no genetic basis for racial classifications. Yet with the emergence of new reproductive technologies, genetic ancestry testing, and race-specific drugs, the second decade of the twenty-first century is seeing a resurgence of scientifically justified racial discrimination.

Sexual Harassment at Work: Can Legal Remedies Change Employer Practices?

The Civil Rights Act, which made sex discrimination illegal, was passed in 1964, but it took more than twenty years for the Supreme Court to declare that sexual harassment was a form of sex discrimination. Even then, eliminating sexual harassment from the workplace has been slow and complicated. For the past two years, researchers at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research have been studying the process, and on July 19, 2011, they joined the U.S.

Report Release: "Expanding Opportunities in the Global Marketplace"

On May 16, 2011, United States Studies, in cooperation with the No Limits Foundation and the International Labour Organization (ILO) offered a first look at the ILO’s comprehensive new report on global discrimination, "Equality at Work: The Continuing Challenge." The study critically examines thirteen different types of workplace discrimination, ranging from gender to race to HIV/AIDS status, and offers policy solutions for bringing about greater global economic equality.