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Logan on racial inequality in WSJ

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  A December 3 article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the work of PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan. The article, “Even When Minorities Do Well in the Suburbs, Racial Inequalities Follows,” notes that despite increasing diversity in American suburbs many blacks and Hispanics – even those with incomes equal to or higher than non-Hispanic whites and Asians – live in neighborhoods with higher levels of poverty. Read more...

(Distributed December 9, 2014)

IBT highlights Harrison on AIDS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  On December 1, the International Business Times featured PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Science Abigail Harrison. The article, “On World AIDS Day, Epidemic Only Getting Worse For Young African Women,” reports an increase in HIV infections is resulting from a combination of factors including systemic issues such as poverty, political instability, and cultural views on marriage.

(Distributed December 8, 2014)

White named AAAS fellow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology Michael White has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is being honored for his “distinguished contributions to the field of demography regarding the movement, settlement and adjustment of immigrants in urban areas across a variety of geographic settings,” according to an article by News from Brown. Read more...

(Distributed December 5, 2014)

Scholars respond to Obama

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – In November, President Obama announced a plan for undocumented workers meeting certain criteria to be protected from deportation. The Conversation published the responses of scholars from across the country in article titled, “The president’s executive order: what difference will it make for immigrants?” PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan joined the conversation about how this plan will impact politics, policy, and immigrants in the U.S.

(Distributed December 4, 2014)

Diversity and Disparities

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate, S4 director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan has edited a new ebook addressing socioeconomic immobility in the U.S. The book, Diversity and Disparities: American Enters a New Century, was published by the Russell Sage Foundation in November and is available to download for free. The book contributors note that while the U.S. has grown more diverse, the opportunities available to disadvantaged groups have become more unequal.

(Distributed December 3, 2014)
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