Science (4 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Sherilyn learns how her habit of littering affects sea life and begins to care about the environment. (full text)
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You can't swim or fish in Brooklyn's polluted canal, but the EPA and a handful of concerned citizens are working hard to clean it up. (full text)
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Renea reports on a series of studies that show how our brains are hard-wired to categorize people by race. She explains that, although some biases may come naturally, there are easy ways to counteract them and become more open to people who are different from us. (full text)
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Kelly explains the historical origins of the idea of race, which has no basis in science. She argues that we should be taught to appreciate our essential sameness as well as our differences, since moving beyond race will make it more possible for people to be judged by their actions. (full text)