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Racial Issues News
June 26, 2019

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Mortality Rates Rising for Gens X and Y, Too

Declining life expectancies in the US include Gen X and Y Americans, in addition to the older Baby Boomers. But the causes of premature mortality vary by race, gender and ethnicity, according to a ... read more

Culture Affects How People Deceive Others, Study Shows

People's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background, psychologists have discovered. Linguistic cues to deception do not appear consistently across all cultures. The ... read more

Infants Show Racial Bias Toward Members of Own Ethnicity, Against Those of Others

Six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favor of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races, two new ... read more

Status Profiling: Research Suggests Simply Wearing a Police Uniform Changes the Way the Brain Processes Information

Simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those ... read more
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Race, Ethnicity and Exclusionary Discipline Practices

Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the US continues to be a hotly debated topic. A new project analyzed how ethnicity and race are associated with school exclusionary discipline ... read more

Monitoring Educational Equity

A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the US education system, says a new report. Indicators -- measures used ... read more

Researchers have long known that racism is linked to health problems, but now results from a small study using RNA tests show that racism appears to increase chronic inflammation among African ... read more

Want Black Women Students to Stay in STEM? Help Them Find Role Models Who Look Like Them

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role ... read more

Racial Bias Associated With Disparities in Disciplinary Action Across US Schools

Across US counties, black students experience higher rates of suspension, expulsion, in-school arrests and law enforcement referrals than whites, according to a new ... read more

African-Americans More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed With Schizophrenia, Study Finds

African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new ... read more

Academic Performance of Urban Children With Asthma Worse Than Peers Without Asthma

A new study shows urban children with poorly controlled asthma, particularly those who are ethnic minorities, also suffer academically. Kids who were kept home due to asthma symptoms weren't ... read more

White Math Teachers Treat Students Differently in Predominantly Black Schools

White math teachers in predominantly black middle schools are more likely to respond negatively to students' behavioral or academic issues - and this may have long-term negative consequences for ... read more

Whites Struggle to Tell Real from Fake Smiles on Black Faces

White people and non-black minorities have a harder time telling the difference between genuine and fake smiles on black faces than they do on white faces, a problem black people don't ... read more

African-American Mothers Rate Boys Higher for ADHD

African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers ... read more

Fear of Disloyalty Drives Bias Against Bicultural Immigrants

Members of a majority group tend to hold negative views of minority-group individuals who claim more than one identity, according to new research. The negative bias is driven by fear that ... read more

Children as Young as Seven Suffer Effects of Discrimination, Study Shows

Children are sensitive to and suffer the impacts of discrimination as young as seven years old, new research finds. Previous studies have shown children can identify racism at that age, but the study ... read more

A Model to Predict and Quantify Racism, Sexism, and Other Unequal Treatment

A new paper cuts to the heart of messy social interactions with a set of computational models to quantify and predict unequal ... read more

Breastfeeding May Help Protect Mothers Against Stroke

Breastfeeding was associated with a lower risk of stroke in post-menopausal women who reported breastfeeding at least one child. The association between breastfeeding and lower risk of stroke was ... read more

More Minorities Labeled 'Learning Disabled' Because of Social Inequities, Study Finds

A new study suggests that the disproportionate placement of racial minorities into special education for learning disabilities is largely because of social inequities outside of schools rather than ... read more

Racial Disparities in Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Researchers have identified racial disparities in the treatment of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain. Black patients who receive opioids long-term are more likely than whites to be ... read more

Food Prices for Consumers in Ethnic Enclaves Could Explain Difference in Assimilation Rates

Food prices in ethnic enclaves address questions on consumer behavior in the ethnically dense areas concentrated with businesses owned by immigrants of the same ... read more

Having the Right Name Helps One to Find Housing

Discrimination against ethnic minorities on the housing market is declining -- in Germany and other Western European countries and in the USA. But a new meta-study shows that applicants' ... read more

Early Puberty in White Adolescent Boys Increases Substance Use Risk

White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty are at higher risk for substance use than later developing boys, a new study ... read more

Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry

A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of black adults as angry compared to the faces of white adults. Similarly, the study participants viewed ... read more

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