David Rock, a businessman in western Iowa, defends Donald Trump with what he claims to be a rational argument in favor of banning Muslims from entering the United States. Does his argument hold water?
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for widespread discrimination against Muslims. He has declared that, if he is elected President, he will require all Muslims to be registered in a federal government database, to carry identification cards conspicuously declaring their religious status, will use
There have been zero Syrian refugees who have participated in terrorist attacks in the United States, but Ted Cruz wants to force Syrian refugees to prove that they are Christians before they are helped by the USA.
A fascinating New York Times investigation was published yesterday and fleshes out the “driving while black” meme about racial profiling with systematic data. In the four states in which car search data is systematically, tracked, the Times reports that black drivers are stopped disproportionately often,
Field experiments are an ingenious variety of study in which people (or the semblance of people) are sent into social situations. These people have been trained to act exactly the same way, and only vary in one aspect. The question of a field experiment is,
Congress Reauthorizes Program That Provides Federal Funds For Schools That Discriminate On The Basis Of Religion
Republicans claim to object to abuse of Big Government power. Nonetheless, all but 8 of them voted in favor of this bill to allow religious groups to run roughshod over students’ First Amendment rights.
Just in case a friend of yours starts wondering aloud why non-Anglos are so whiny about fairness in the United States, you may find it helpful to familiarize yourself with a number of field experiments (also known as “audit studies”) that demonstrate systematic discrimination against
In the news: Feagin County Sheriff Paul Cousins announced that under his orders, police officers will begin issuing tickets against all citizens who drive motor vehicles in his jurisdiction. A member of the Amish religious community, Cousins explained that he felt driving a car would
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 2093 to S.Amdt. 2089 to S. 1177 (Every Child Achieves Act of 2015) Statement of Purpose: To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools. When Rand Paul announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican
In a field experiment described in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, S. Michael Gaddis and Raj Ghoshal sent out responses to 560 “roommate-wanted” advertisements in four cities in different parts of the country: Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, and Houston.