Racial Disparity News
May 20, 2019

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Western Bias in Human Genetic Studies Is 'Both Scientifically Damaging and Unfair'

Despite efforts to include diversity in research, people of European ancestry continue to be vastly overrepresented and ethnically diverse ... read more

US Black and Hispanic Minorities Bear Disproportionate Burden from Air Pollution

Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to a new ... read more

Immigration to the United States Changes a Person's Microbiome

Researchers new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person's arrival in the United States. The study of communities migrating from Southeast Asia to ... read more

Study of US Seniors Strengthens Link Between Air Pollution and Premature Death

A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that long-term exposure to airborne ... read more
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Calling Attention to Gender Bias Dramatically Changes Course Evaluations

With growing evidence of gender bias on student course evaluations, a new intervention may help reduce bias against women instructors. Researchers added language aimed at making students aware of ... 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

Gender Parity: Not a Foregone Conclusion in All Fields

Women constitute approximately 47 percent of the workforce yet are underrepresented at the highest levels of business, government, medical and academic hierarchies. A team of researchers has ... read more

What Americans Know About Science

Americans with more formal education fare better on science-related questions, while Republicans and Democrats are roughly similar in their overall levels of science knowledge, 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

Immigration Is Beneficial to Economies, Even After 100 Years

A new paper finds that U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment ... read more

The GRE Fails to Identify Students That Will Graduate and Hurts Diversity

A team of researchers discovered that traditional admissions metrics for physics Ph.D. programs such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) do not predict completion and hurt the growth of ... read more

Extent of US Lives Shortened by Gun Violence Twice as Great Among Blacks as Whites

The magnitude of lives shortened by gun violence in the US since the turn of the century has been more than twice as great among black Americans -- particularly those up to the age of 20 -- as it has ... 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

Does Putting the Brakes on Outrage Bottle Up Social Change?

While outrage is often generally considered a hurdle in the path to civil discourse, a team of psychologists suggest outrage -- specifically, moral outrage -- may have beneficial outcomes, such as ... read more

Racial Differences in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Not Due to Biology

A systematic review and meta-analysis has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death rate of colorectal cancer in blacks, no difference exists in the overall prevalence of advanced, ... read more

Schadenfreude Sheds Light on Darker Side of Humanity

Psychologists propose a novel framework to systematically explain schadenfreude, a common, yet poorly understood, ... 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

For Some Young Adults, the 2016 US Election Was a 'Traumatic Experience'

A new study shows that for 25 percent of young adults given a psychological assessment, the 2016 US presidential election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton caused symptoms often seen in ... read more

It's a Beautiful Game, but How You See It Is All in the Mind

Researchers have used MRI scanning to try and find out how people can have such different takes on ... read more

Study Documents Poor Mental and Physical Health in Rural Borderland Community Members

A new study offers vivid picture of health consequences of life events and chronic strain among foreign-born Mexicans in farm working ... read more

Suspending Young Students Risks Future Success in School

New research finds that young suspended students -- especially boys -- are likely to be suspended again later in elementary ... 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

Racial Wealth Inequality Overlooked as Cause of Urban Unrest, Study Says

More than 50 years ago, riots tore through many U.S. cities, prompting national scrutiny of the root causes. Yet a half-century later, says new research, a key contributor to the social upheaval of ... read more

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