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Anti-Asian racism has spiked since the start of the pandemic. LAAUNCH, a new initiative focused on stopping Asian hate, conducted the first study of its kind in 20 years to assess current attitudes and stereotypes towards Asian Americans in the United States. We partnered with their team to create an interactive site where you can explore the data and unearth insights from the study.

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What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed History $ (Possible Paywall)

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A century ago, a violent white mob ravaged a prosperous Black neighborhood in Oklahoma, in an event now known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. The day has been widely forgotten in history, but The New York Times pieced together maps and photographs to construct a 3D model to remember the Greenwood neighborhood. This piece celebrates the vibrant community that existed before its destruction.

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The Nasdaq Stock Market turned 50 this year, and created a slick digital experience to celebrate the milestone. Explore this interactive timeline of the stock exchange’s top moments since its opening in 1971.

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With American cities experiencing a windfall of tax revenue and federal rescue aid as a result of the pandemic, many now have the opportunity to take on much-needed infrastructure projects. Bloomberg picked twelve cities, from New York to California, where certain projects could make a major impact on their carbon footprint and overall livability. Take an infrastructure roadtrip across the country to see how we could start improving America’s future.

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As the U.S. case rate for Covid-19 continues to decline, much of the country has returned to normal. But that rosy picture hides a concerning situation among unvaccinated people. In some states, the pandemic has continued to ravage unvaccinated populations, with case rates as high as they were earlier this year.