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Posted inUS

Orphans and exiles: Research shows the impact of family separation

The news reports surrounding the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on undocumented immigration were stark: children separated from their parents, uncertain whether they would ever see them again. All told, the official zero tolerance policy lasted only a few months, from April to June 2018. But family separations occurred before and after those dates: at […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Ancestry estimation perpetuates racism, white supremacy

BINGHAMTON, NY, February 24, 2021 — Ancestry estimation — a method used by forensic anthropologists to determine ancestral origin by analyzing bone structures — is rooted in “race science” and perpetuates white supremacy, according to a new paper by a forensic anthropologist at Binghamton University, State University of New York.  By themselves, bones seem somewhat […]

Posted inLife

Walls Are Used by Politicians to Divide Groups of People Even Further, New Book Shows

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. June 8, 2020 ─ Walls are used as political tools to accentuate divisions between people, according to a new book co-edited by a faculty member at Binghamton University, State University of New York. In his book, Walling In and Walling Out: Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us? Randall H. McGuire, distinguished professor […]