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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

When Being an Immigrant Makes It More–not Less–likely to Have a Job

July 28, 2015 — Race and education shape employment outcomes for U.S.- and foreign-born blacks in surprising ways. This is the first time researchers have examined how the interactions between race and nativity ... read more

Race, Institutional Factors Play an Important Role in Pharmacogenomic Trial Participation

July 28, 2015 — The participation rate of patients in pharmacogenomic trials has been the focus of recent study. The research has concluded that there are a number of factors at the patient, physician, institution ... read more

Escape Routes from a Low-Diversity Trap in Workforce

July 27, 2015 — The benefits of a diverse workforce are well-recognized, e.g. size of talent pool, return on investment in training, enhanced creativity and problem solving. Yet, in many professions and businesses ... read more

Highly Qualified Healthcare Workers With Migrant Background: Loss to the Country of Origin, Too Little Opportunity in Destination Country

July 20, 2015 — A recent intercontinental study using the example of women from sub-Saharan Africa has shown that, on the one hand, there is a shortage of qualified healthcare professionals but, on the other, huge ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A new study finds that whites aware of their racial biases are better equipped to address contemporary race challenges, where prejudice is often expressed in subtle, unintentional and unconscious ... read more

Cutting Health Care Costs Isn't Easy

July 8, 2015 — A new study is the first to evaluate the relationship between receiving care at federally qualified health centers and the rate of hospital stays and emergency department visits for potentially ... read more

Goat Meat Consumption on the Rise as Immigrants Keep Ties to Home Culture

July 7, 2015 — If you're seeing more goat meat in grocery stores and on restaurant menus these days, you can probably chalk it up to a particular expression of ethnic identity -- an expression that has ... read more

Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently Than Others Do, Study Shows

June 29, 2015 — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study. Those who attend very large congregations do not tend to attribute social ... read more

Head Start Program Played Anti-Segregation Role in the Deep South

June 26, 2015 — A federal preschool program did more than improve educational opportunities for poor children in Mississippi during the 1960s. The program also gave a political and economic boost to the state's ... read more

Challenging Negative Stereotypes to Narrow the Achievement Gap

June 24, 2015 — A writing intervention linked to improved academic performance among girls and minorities may work by triggering a sense of belonging, helping to ease the students' anxiety, say researchers. ... read more

Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education

June 24, 2015 — A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be ... read more

Unauthorized Immigrants Prolong the Life of Medicare Trust Fund, Study Suggests

June 23, 2015 — Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more into Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund each year than they withdraw in health benefits. In 2011 alone, unauthorized immigrants paid in $3.5 ... read more

Legacy of Slavery Still Impacts Education in the South

June 22, 2015 — Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the south, according to a new study. Using regression analysis to explain differences in the ... read more

Black Athletes Stereotyped Negatively in Media Compared to White Athletes

June 2, 2015 — New research has revealed racial stereotyping in the way media portray athletes. Researchers found that media stories on African-American athletes focus primarily on criminal actions while stories ... read more

Online Hookup Sites Increase HIV Rates in Sometimes Surprising Ways

June 1, 2015 — The introduction of Craigslist led to an increase in HIV infection cases of 13.5 percent in Florida over a four-year period, according to a new study. The estimated medical costs for those patients ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A connection between certain approaches to racial socialization in early childhood and parents' expectations for greater success in school has been uncovered by a new study. The researchers ... read more

News May Influence Racial Bias

May 28, 2015 — A recent study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Beatles versus Rolling Stones. Ironman versus the Incredible Hulk. Deep dish versus thin crust. Such differences of opinion among family and friends rarely end in serious squabbles. Let the ... read more

Wide Variability in Organ Donation Rates Across United States: Midwest Leads Nation in Highest Rates of Lifesaving Donations

May 28, 2015 — More than 123,000 Americans are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, but 21 patients die each day because there aren't enough organs to go around. New research shows wide ... read more

African-Americans at Lower Socioeconomic Levels Have Increased Risk of Heart Disease

May 27, 2015 — African-Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The findings underscore the need for increased awareness and ... read more

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