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May 31, 2016

Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

May 27, 2016 — An assessment of genomic diversity in the United States of America clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic ... read more

Confidence: How Has It Achieved ‘cult’ Status in the 21st Century?

May 20, 2016 — How has the notion of ‘confidence’ infiltrated consumer body culture and discussions about gender and work? Researchers pitch the idea that there is a new "cult(ure) of confidence" in ... read more

African-American Parents Focus on Equality When Teaching Preschoolers About Race

May 19, 2016 — African-American parents and caregivers most often use messages of egalitarianism -- emphasizing equal rights, opportunities, and shared humanity across lines of ethnicity and race -- when talking ... read more

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

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

Race Biases Teachers' Expectations for Students

Mar. 30, 2016 — When evaluating the same black student, white teachers expect significantly less academic success than black teachers, a new study concludes. This is especially true for black ... 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

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

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

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