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August 30, 2015

Lightness/darkness of Skin Affects Male Immigrants' Likelihood of Gaining Employment

Aug. 24, 2015 — Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new ... read more

Blacks Hit Hardest by Public-Sector Job Losses During Recession

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new study found that public-sector job cuts during and after the Great Recession disproportionately impacted African-Americans, especially women, and have increased racial disparity in the public ... read more

Veterans Live in More Diverse Neighborhoods Than Their Civilian Counterparts of Same Race

Aug. 22, 2015 — When members of the US military leave the service, they tend to settle in neighborhoods with greater overall diversity than their civilian counterparts of the same race, according to a new ... read more

Study Uses 311 Complaints to Track When and Where Neighborhood Conflict Emerges

Aug. 21, 2015 — In a new study from New York University using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in ... read more

Study Shows African Americans Discriminated Against in Access to US Local Public Services

Aug. 19, 2015 — Requests for information from local public services, like sheriffs' offices, school districts and libraries, across the United States are less likely to receive a reply if signed by ... read more

Common Group Identity May Motivate Americans to Help Integrate Immigrants

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers from Norway, Denmark, Harvard University, Canada and Russia examined the flip side of the assimilation issue: What does it take for native residents to accept immigrants rather than just ... read more

New Survey on Americans' Views on Law Enforcement, Violence, and Race

Aug. 5, 2015 — A new American national survey reveals a disparity among blacks' and whites' perception of violence against civilians by ... read more

With Racial Segregation Declining Between Neighborhoods, Segregation Now Taking New Form

July 30, 2015 — Recent research has shown that racial segregation in the U.S. is declining between neighborhoods, but a new study indicates that segregation is manifesting itself in other ways — not ... read more

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

Messages of Individual Blame for Black Americans Perpetuate Racial Inequality

July 8, 2015 — Why is it that messages about black absentee fathers, such as Obama's 2008 Father's Day address, are so pervasive in society? A new article suggests that such messages align with broader ... 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

The Public's Political Views Are Strongly Linked to Attitudes on Environmental Issues

July 1, 2015 — This report examines the general public's views on a range of science-related topics and explores the degree to which political views, educational attainment, religion and demographic factors ... 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

Commenters Exposed to Prejudiced Comments More Likely to Display Prejudice Themselves

June 25, 2015 — Comment sections on websites continue to be an environment for trolls to spew racist opinions. The impact of these hateful words shouldn't have an impact on how one views the news or others, but ... read more

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