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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

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

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

Honesty Can Keep Companies' Stock Prices Up During Hard Times

May 26, 2015 — Honesty is the best policy, and a new study finds that companies can benefit when they publicly accept the blame for poor performance. Just taking responsibility, however, is not the entire solution, ... read more

Playing Games Can Shift Attitudes, Study Shows

May 13, 2015 — A research laboratory is working to quantify the effects of playing games. In a study, researchers found that attitudes toward public health issues shift to be more accepting and understanding after ... read more

Inconsistent Medicaid Expansion Would Widen Disparities in Screenings for Women's Cancers

May 12, 2015 — Researchers recently conducted a study that found low-income and uninsured women in states that are not expanding their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid coverage are less likely to receive breast ... read more

No Racial Disparity in Blood and Marrow Transplant Referrals, Study Shows

May 8, 2015 — No racial or ethnic disparities have been found among patients who participated in a Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program. The percentage of African Americans who were referred for ... read more

Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S., Study Finds

May 6, 2015 — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and ... read more

Answers to Educational Attainment Questions Depend on How Data Is Measured, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — Postsecondary education creates opportunities for individuals and prepares them to join the workforce. For this reason, it is important that we understand how educational attainment is measured. A ... read more

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

Apr. 29, 2015 — Demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors contribute to a major gender disparity among US men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than ... read more

Study Reveals Cause of Poorer Outcomes for African-American Patients With Breast Cancer

Apr. 18, 2015 — Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within ... read more

Faculty in Doctoral Programs More Responsive to White Male Prospective Students, Research Finds

Apr. 16, 2015 — Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white ... read more

Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings. Racial differences in school discipline are widely ... read more

Racial Disparity in Cancer Mortality Is Narrowing, Suggests New Study

Apr. 15, 2015 — Cancer mortality remains significantly elevated among African-Americans. Between 2000 and 2010, overall mortality from cancer decreased faster among African-American women and men than among ... read more

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