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May 3, 2016

Questioning Attitudes to Dating Across the Color Line

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study examines for the first time how both biracial and monoracial daters really feel about dating someone with a different background to theirs. The research suggests that, in the US at least, ... read more

Studying the Help-Seeking Behaviors of Ethnic Minority, Immigrant Victims

Apr. 11, 2016 — A comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong has been released by ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — The 'dumb blonde' stereotype is simply wrong, according to a new national study of young baby boomers. The study of 10,878 Americans found that white women who said their natural hair color ... read more

New Role of Environment in Multiple Sclerosis Revealed

Mar. 17, 2016 — Environmental factors may be playing a greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis than previously realized, according to early research. The theory is based on findings showing that Black people ... read more

Psychologists Explore Pain in Hispanic Americans

Mar. 15, 2016 — Hispanic Americans report fewer pain conditions compared with non-Hispanic white or black Americans, according to a critical review and analysis of more than 100 studies on pain experience and pain ... read more

Where We Live Affects Our Bias Against Mixed-Race Individuals, Psychology Study Finds

Mar. 14, 2016 — Whites living in areas where they are less exposed to those of other races have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals than do Whites with greater interracial exposure, a condition that is ... read more

Hispanic Women Who Identify as White Are Healthier Than Those Who Don't

Mar. 10, 2016 — Hispanic women who identify as Black or another race have worse functional health than their counterparts who identify as White, according to new ... read more

Disparity in Student Loan Debt Between Blacks, Whites

Mar. 8, 2016 — Black young adults not only have substantially more student loan debt than their white counterparts (68.2 percent more) but are not nearly as protected by their parents' wealth as their white ... read more

Bias Toward Adopting Children of Certain Ethnic, Racial Backgrounds

Mar. 4, 2016 — As America continues to adopt more children internationally than any other country, hundreds of thousands of children in the US -- most of whom are children of color -- sit in foster care awaiting ... read more

Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination

Mar. 1, 2016 — African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research. The research indicated that a supportive family environment ... read more

Science Achievement Gaps Begin by Kindergarten

Feb. 23, 2016 — Large science achievement gaps at the end of eighth grade between white and racial/ethnic minority children and between children from higher-and lower-income families are rooted in large yet ... read more

Differences Found in Pain Coping Between Black, White Americans

Feb. 22, 2016 — Black and white Americans cope with pain differently. A new review and analysis of 19 studies is the first to examine the entire published literature and quantify the relationship between race and ... read more

Untreated High Blood Pressure Significantly Increases Risk of Bleeding Stroke

Feb. 18, 2016 — Untreated high blood pressure significantly increased the risk of a bleeding stroke, compared to patients without high blood pressure, regardless of race. Even when high blood pressure was treated, ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — In contrast to enduring stories about extraordinarily high rates of alcohol misuse among Native Americans, researchers have found that Native Americans' binge and heavy drinking rates actually ... read more

'Meaningful' Media May Push Altruism Across Bounds of Race and Age

Feb. 4, 2016 — People who watch meaningful entertainment may be more willing to lend a hand to people they consider different, according to ... read more

Daughters of Interracial Parents More Likely Than Sons to Identify as Multiracial

Jan. 28, 2016 — Daughters of interracial parents are more likely than sons to identify as multiracial, and this is especially true for children of black-white couples, according to a new ... read more

Blacks Are at Higher Risk for First Stroke, New Data Show

Jan. 20, 2016 — Blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites, new data show. By age 85, there is no difference in stroke risk for the two races. Also, race did not appear to ... read more

Race a Factor in Repeated Victimizations of People With Mental Illness

Jan. 19, 2016 — African Americans who are mentally ill are at greater risk of being repeatedly victimized than are mentally ill white people, according to criminologists. Research suggests African Americans with ... read more

Young Whites at Elite Colleges See Asian-Americans as More Competent Than Other Minorities

Jan. 19, 2016 — Asian-Americans are stereotyped as 'cold but competent' -- and more competent than blacks and Hispanics -- by young white students at elite colleges, according to a recent ... read more

Government Instability Prompts Support for Lighter-Skinned Candidates

Jan. 11, 2016 — Government instability prompts both Black and White Americans to show a preference for lighter-skinned over darker-skinned political candidates, researchers have ... read more

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