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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Impacts of School Choice on Segregation

Mar. 28, 2017 — Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments ... read more

Asian-American Students Have Strong Academic Support

Mar. 24, 2017 — Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian-American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Racial segregation is declining, but it remains higher for families with children than those without, a new study shows. Race appears to be a 'proxy' for school quality for many white ... read more

Intervention That Engages Youth on Ethnic, Racial Identity Can Enhance Positive Development

Mar. 21, 2017 — Developing an ethnic-racial identity is an important task for young people growing up in the United States. A new study examined the Identity Project, a mental-health promotion intervention that ... read more

People See Black Men as Larger, More Threatening Than Same-Sized White Men

Mar. 13, 2017 — People have a tendency to perceive black men as larger and more threatening than similarly sized white men, according to ... read more

Trauma Surgeons Show 'Profound' Racial Disparity in Philadelphia Gun Violence

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in ... read more

Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace bias

Mar. 7, 2017 — American employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted. While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human ... read more

Racial, Ethnic, Gender Bias Occurs in Pathway from Teacher to Principal

Feb. 28, 2017 — Race and sex still matter when public school teachers seek to become principals, a new study has ... read more

Premature Death in Delinquent Youth

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers have found alarming premature mortality rates for delinquent ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

The Damage of Discrimination

Feb. 13, 2017 — Based on data collected from a French grocery store chain, a new study has found that when minority workers were far less efficient in a handful of important metrics when working with biased ... read more

Is Student Debt Responsible for 'Boomeranging' Among Young Adults?

Jan. 6, 2017 — While student loan debt has reached an all-time high, it does not increase young adults' risk of 'boomeranging' or returning to their parental home, according to a study. Boomerangers, ... read more

Losing Sleep Over Discrimination? 'Everyday Discrimination' May Contribute to Sleep Problems

Dec. 22, 2016 — People who perceive more discrimination in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems, based on both subjective and objective measures, reports a new ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — It's no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than skin deep -- these stressors can interact with our genetics to negatively impact ... read more

Rare Look at Youth Post Detention Is Bleak

Dec. 19, 2016 — A new study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — New research findings help advance our understanding of social cognition and social development. Researchers studied 40 Hispanic infants and 37 non-Hispanic white infants, all 11 months old. The ... read more

Stress-Hormone Differences Identified Among Gay Men

Dec. 3, 2016 — Increased stigma and discrimination can affect circadian HPA-axis functioning, say researchers. The majority of previous studies have been conducted among white heterosexuals, with very little ... read more

Teacher Communication With Parents Consistent With Racial Stereotypes

Nov. 15, 2016 — Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a ... read more

Threatened by Diversity?

Oct. 26, 2016 — In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all ... read more

Neighborhoods Important Factor in Risk of Stroke for All Races

Oct. 19, 2016 — Those living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a new ... read more

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