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December 30, 2014

In which John talks about racism in the United States.

The playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... If you have suggestions for additions, let me know!

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On average, black men's prison sentences are 20% longer than white men's for comparable crimes: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1000142...

Black people and white people use illegal drugs at similar rates, but black people are far more likely to be arrested for drug use: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/1/5850830/w...

African Americans are far more likely to be stopped and searched (although the contraband hit rate is higher among white people) in California: http://articles.latimes.com/2008/oct/...

And in New York (where the data isn't quite as good but appears to be comparable to CA): http://www.nyclu.org/content/nypd-qua...

Those wrongfully convicted and later exonerated by DNA are disproportionately African American: http://www.innocenceproject.org/Conte...

Black kids are far more likely to be tried as adults and more likely to receive life sentences: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/...

Black former convicts get fewer employer callbacks than white former convicts: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/...

Emily and Brendan are more hirable than Lakisha and Jamal: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/capideas/...

On that front, this study is also interesting: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/apl/9... and similar results have been found in the UK: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2009... and also in Australia: http://ftp.iza.org/dp4947.pdf

Also, this news story has some great analysis: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/bus...

High schools with mostly African American and Latino students are less likely to offer courses in Algebra II or Chemistry than high schools with mostly white students: https://www.documentcloud.org/documen...

This article explores many of the other ways that increasingly segregated schools have negatively affected African American students: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/sun...

And this story discusses the fact that African American students are more than twice as likely to be suspended as white students--even in preschool. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2...

The ACP report on racial disparities in U.S. health care: http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/cur...
This (dated) study is also damning: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36... and there's lot of good info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and...

More info on increasing disparities in life expectancy between black and white people in the US: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

The most recent polls show fewer white people thinking racism is not a problem than the ones I used in this video (although still a huge divide): http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/22/politic... and http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic... and http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2014/12...

Racial wealth disparity and the role that inheritance plays: http://iasp.brandeis.edu/pdfs/Author/...
Related wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_i...

The widening of the wealth gap: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/...

Nonvideo recommendations: I really like Roxane Gay's work in Slate and The Butter; this story in the NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/bus...; Chris Rock's recent interview at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news..., and Ashley Ford's commentary and analysis: https://twitter.com/ismashfizzle. Also Kiese Laymon's wriitng is great, including http://gawker.com/my-vassar-college-f...

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Published on December 30, 2014 12:43 • 348 views

December 26, 2014

In which Hank discusses this roller coaster of a year we've had. I hope everyone's having a happy holiday...here's the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

And here's SciShow's Science Superlatives:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIE9A...

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Published on December 26, 2014 18:24 • 830 views

December 23, 2014

In which John Green talks about Paper Towns, Agloe New York, the strange relationship between the real and the fictional, and the great gift of seeing the imagined become real.

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December 19, 2014

In which Hank edits together a ton of the best moments from this year's Project for Awesome. Of course, no one can be there for all of it but, this way, you can catch a glimpse! I'd like to edit together some of the more intriguing episodes, but this will have to do for now.

Thank you all so much for your giving your time, talent, and/or money. The Project for Awesome really is unique in the world of giving, and the charities we give to are always so astounded and enthused by what is often surprising but very needed money.

Thank you all. I'm so pleased to be a part of this community.

Music from Kevin McLeod of Incompetech.com - Retro Future Clean - Who Likes to Party - Ouroboros

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December 16, 2014

The p4a donations END TONIGHT: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pr...

In which a very sick John discusses the 2014 Project for Awesome, which has raised more than $1,200,000 for charity. John also does peanut butter face with banana eyes while his heroic wife Sarah does jelly face, and then Hank is a dancing mummy. Learn more at http://projectforawesome.com

Thanks to Sarah for all her help this weekend. Check out her show with PBS Digital, The Art Assignment: http://www.youtube.com/theartassignment



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December 14, 2014

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December 13, 2014

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Published on December 13, 2014 12:31 • 36 views

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Published on December 13, 2014 06:31 • 59 views

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December 12, 2014

Check out all of the AMAZING PERKS at the Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pr...

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You can also donate directly to Partners in Health here: http://www.pih.org/

Music: http://incompetech.com

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