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Racial disparities revealed in massive traffic stop dataset

Traffic stops are the most common interaction that citizens have with law enforcement. But what happens after the stop is not a universal experience for everyone, says Kelsey Shoub, an assistant professor of political science and one of three co-authors of "Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race."

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Passion for their profession lands SC librarians on Movers & Shakers list

Having an impact on their students and communities, being more inclusive for underserved populations and encouraging a lifelong love of reading and learning are passions shared by three alumnae of the University of South Carolina’s School of Information Science who have been recognized as 2020 Movers & Shakers by Library Journal.

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Carving a path toward justice: Part 1

Bobby Donaldson is an associate professor of history and African American Studies and director of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina. In a three-part question-and-answer series, Donaldson presents both his scholarly insights and his personal perspective as they relate to protests over the death of George Floyd.

Monique Brown, public health faculty member

COVID-19 highlights underlying racial health disparities

When Monique Brown looks at population health, the epidemiologist considers conditions that can make it better — and worse — for different groups of people. When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown says, there are myriad pre-existing conditions that make the virus far worse for African Americans.

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South Carolina's COVID-19 contact tracing praised as exemplary model

States are working hard to take the necessary steps to reopen safely. When Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, explained that task to the U.S. Senate recently, he pointed to South Carolina as a model for the country, one that he would “almost like to clone.” So, what is South Carolina getting right?

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"Educators consider COVID's effects on higher education"

(Feat. Christian Anderson, education) —SC Public Radio

"When rural hospitals close, minorities pay the biggest price"

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