Race and Gender

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Are women good, and men bad? How many times have you heard that women are wiser, kinder, more efficient, and just all around superior human beings? A never ending succession of books and news stories suggests they are.

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AEI Fellow Robert Doar sits down with us this week to discuss poverty, welfare, and why the family is so important.

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Covering a story about society and culture? Here’s the latest from AEI’s Society and Culture experts.

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Today we need other qualities: empathy, social intuition, emotional intelligence. Here it appears that women excel. Some say men are just passe. Is this true?

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Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz, pictured with images from the company's new "Race Together" project behind him, speaks during the company's annual shareholder's meeting in Seattle, Washington March 18, 2015. Schultz has deftly navigated thorny issues such as gay marriage, gun control and Congressional gridlock, but his move to weigh in on U.S. race relations has brewed up a social media backlash. The company kicked off the discussion when it published full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers earlier this week with the words "Shall We Overcome?" at center page and "RaceTogether" and the Starbucks logo near the bottom.

Starbucks’s new campaign is yet another sign of the relentless politicization of American culture.

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If you are a criminal defendant, it is far better to be a woman than a man. For the same crime, and with a similar criminal history, men in the US are imprisoned much more frequently and for much longer sentences.

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Empowering women through income and wealth reduces the likelihood of them becoming victims of domestic violence.

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A major humanitarian group has just come out with a lesson plan for high school students on sexism in video games. It is full of propaganda, vilifies gaming and gamers, and is likely to discourage young women from playing.

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Over the past year, “ban fraternities” has become a battle cry for gender activists who want to eradicate male privilege and reduce rates of campus rape. But will banning fraternities solve the problem?

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Recent sexual assault-debates make it seem like a rape culture dominates college campuses around the country. However, is it possible that this is rather the effect of mob “justice” and an unjustified moral panic?

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