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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 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

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

New Report Identifies Six Practices to Improve Health Care for Disadvantaged Populations

Apr. 7, 2016 — A new report identifies six promising practices to improve health care for individuals with social risk factors for poor health care outcomes, such as people who are in a low socio-economic position, ... read more

Did Public Opinion of Immigration Take a Negative Turn During the Recession?

Apr. 1, 2016 — Increasingly popularity of right-wing political parties has not been because of an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment, suggests a new ... read more

Minorities' Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites'

Mar. 31, 2016 — While homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups, new research ... read more

Connecting Disadvantaged Immigrant Students to Community Resources May Boost School Achievement

Mar. 30, 2016 — A longitudinal study of first-generation immigrant students shows how a community-based intervention can help boost test scores and narrow the achievement gap between immigrant children and their ... read more

Race, Income Affect Responses to FDA Drug Safety Warnings

Mar. 16, 2016 — Among older adults with diabetes, certain subgroups--including white patients and those with lower incomes--were slower to discontinue the diabetes drug rosiglitazone after a US Food and Drug ... 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

Climate Change Less Politicized Among Minority Groups

Mar. 10, 2016 — Race and ethnicity as a function of climate-change attitudes is the subject of a recent study. The analysis revealed some key insights. Although a person's politics (as a liberal or a ... read more

Wealth Doesn't Protect US Blacks from Greater Chance of Incarceration

Mar. 10, 2016 — The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study. In addition, blacks and Hispanics who ... read more

Early Childhood Offers Opportunity to Head Off Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity

Mar. 9, 2016 — Exposure to poverty does not produce metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in young, healthy children and identifies childhood as an opportunity to prevent a known association in adults between ... 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

New Study Shows 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 U.S. -- most of whom are children of color -- sit in foster care awaiting ... 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

Black and Brilliant? A Female Genius? Not According to RateMyProfessors, Study Finds

Mar. 3, 2016 — An analysis of more than 14 million reviews on RateMyProfessors.com, where students write anonymous reviews of their professors, found that students most often use the words 'brilliant' and ... read more

Ethnic Minority Women More Likely to Believe That Cancer Is Deadly, Down to Fate

Mar. 1, 2016 — Women from ethnic minorities in the UK are more likely to believe that cancer is incurable and is down to fate than their white counterparts, according to a study. They surveyed 720 White British, ... read more

Is There a Digital Hood? Disadvantaged Youth Can't Get Away from Negative Interactions, Whether on the Street or Online

Feb. 18, 2016 — There is an alarming connection between the negative social interactions disadvantaged youth experience in both the neighborhoods they live in and on social media, new research ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — They may have made America their new home, but immigrants whose children have special medical needs appear to be having trouble finding a true 'medical home' for their child, a new study ... 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

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