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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Police More Likely Than Others to Say They Are Blind to Racial Differences, Study Finds

May 16, 2016 — A new study reveals that police recruits and experienced officers are more likely than others to subscribe to colorblind racial beliefs -- the notion that they -- and people in general -- see no ... read more

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

Race and Gender May Not Affect Employer Interest in Resumes

Apr. 26, 2016 — In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research finds no evidence of ... 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

White Delinquent Youth More Likely to Abuse Hard Drugs Than Blacks

Mar. 17, 2016 — Abuse and dependence on 'hard drugs' (cocaine, hallucinogen or PCP, opiate, amphetamine and sedatives) are less common among delinquent African American youth than those who are ... read more

Even 'Diversity-Friendly' Employers Discriminate Against Racial Minority Job Seekers

Mar. 17, 2016 — Minority applicants may fare even worse in the resumes pile at companies purporting to support diversity than they would at companies that don't make the claim, shows a new study. That's ... read more

Parent Mentors Insure More Uninsured Children, Improve Access, Eliminate Disparities

Mar. 17, 2016 — Randomized trial reveals that parent mentors insure more children faster than traditional Medicaid/CHIP outreach, and children's access to healthcare and parental satisfaction improve, quality ... 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

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