social science

  • The Racist Beginnings of Standardized Testing

    Standardized testing originated when public schooling was expanding and eugenicists were arguing that many immigrant and nonwhite groups were not capable of educational achievement. Tests were developed to sustain this viewpoint. 

  • Let's Return Historical Attention to the Crowd

    by Peter N. Stearns

    Historians have much to add to the social science theory on crowds and can help advance understanding past simplistic and mechanistic understandings of today's public unrest.

  • How Racism Is Destroying America (Book Review)

    by Michael Ignatieff

    A white liberal progressive confronts the issue of race in America with beliefs that make it difficult to face a reality that their fellow citizens of black or Hispanic origin take for granted.