Audio player

Best Of: Why College Students Are So Stressed / How Eugenics Shaped U.S. Immigration

Description

As colleges and universities across the country report an explosion of mental health problems, a new book argues that college life may actually be more stressful than ever. Dr. Anthony Rostain and family therapist B. Janet Hibbs are the authors of 'The Stressed Years of Their Lives.' They say today's college students are experiencing an "inordinate amount of anxiety" — much of it centered on "surviving college and doing well." Justin Chang reviews the new Elton John biopic 'Rocketman.' Journalist Daniel Okrent says that the eugenics movement — a junk science that stemmed from the belief that certain races and ethnicities were morally and genetically superior to others — informed the Immigration Act of 1924, which restricted entrance to the U.S. Jews, Italians, Greeks and other Eastern Europeans were targeted. His book is 'The Guarded Gate.'

Comments


Listen to 'Just Mercy' Lawyer Asks America To Reckon With Its Racist Past & Present

'Just Mercy' Lawyer Asks America To Reckon With Its Racist Past & Present

2020-01-20
0
Listen to Best Of: Martin Scorsese / 'Boys & Sex'

Best Of: Martin Scorsese / 'Boys & Sex'

2020-01-18
0
Listen to 'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

2020-01-17
0
Listen to Iran's Secret Influence On Iraq

Iran's Secret Influence On Iraq

2020-01-16
0
Listen to Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

2020-01-15
0