Confronted By Black Lives Matter, Hillary Clinton Recants Remarks On Discredited Superpredator Theory Of Crime
A Black Lives Matter activist called out Clinton for “superpredator” remarks she made in the '90s. The superpredator theory of crime played into a mass incarceration movement and was “always bullshit,” says one criminal justice researcher.
Same-Sex Marriage Isn't Bad For Kids — And The Supreme Court Said So
A long and trying debate over whether marriage equality is bad for children was dealt a lethal blow on Friday, when the Supreme Court ruled that states can no longer ban same-sex marriage. The 2012 study that suggested same-sex marriage harms children was shoddy on many levels, experts say.
Author Of Tainted Gay Marriage Study Admits To Destroying Data But Stands By Results
In a much-anticipated response to allegations, graduate student Michael LaCour apologized for misrepresenting his funding sources and deleting data, but claimed his results are solid. In the second week of this scandal, political scientists are talking more about the culpability of the two senior scientists who advised LaCour.
What Rand Paul Gets Right — And Wrong — About Marriage And Poverty
Presidential candidate Rand Paul has repeatedly claimed that having children outside of marriage is a ticket into poverty. It’s true, sort of. But some social scientists point to more fundamental reasons for poverty, such as unemployment and skipping school.