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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink: Black women face a ‘contraceptive desert’

November 18, 2019

Young African American women tend to live closer to pharmacies than white women, but those pharmacies are less…
Widely used health care prediction algorithm biased against black people

October 29, 2019

From predicting who will be a repeat offender to who’s the best candidate for a job, computer algorithms…
‘I am multiracial’

October 24, 2019

“What are you?” It’s a loaded question, and for people with multiple racial ancestries, it can be a…
Tackling impact of racism is key to reducing mental health inequalities

October 11, 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day 2019, the findings of a national consultation involving researchers from The University…
Pregnant women of color experience disempowerment by health care providers

August 28, 2019

A new study finds that women of color perceive their interactions with doctors, nurses and midwives as being…
Racist experiences and skin tone discrimination linked to delays in prenatal care

August 9, 2019

African American women are at a two to three times greater risk of experiencing illness, injury or death…
Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

May 9, 2019

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial…
Racial bias associated with disparities in disciplinary action across U.S. schools

April 8, 2019

Using federal data covering 32 million students across 96,000 K-12 schools, researchers at Princeton University investigated the degree…
Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color: report

January 18, 2019

A new National Science Foundation-funded report published in AERA Open documents the negative effects labels and stereotypes are having on high-achieving Asian…
Research Brief: Preventing violent encounters between police and young black men in Minnesota

January 15, 2019

High profile events in recent years have drawn attention to violent encounters between police and young black men…
Racial disparities low at universities with diverse faculty, climate

January 14, 2019

Higher education institutions that prioritize diversity both in employment numbers and an inclusive climate lessen the psychological disparities…
Black youths less protected from antisocial behaviors than white peers

December 17, 2018

Black youths are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Yet, says University of Wisconsin–Madison Psychology Professor James Li,…
More racial diversity among physicians would lead to better health among black men, research shows

July 20, 2018

African-American doctors could help reduce cardiovascular mortality among black men by 19 percent — if there was more…
Offhand comments can expose underlying racism

September 15, 2017

Blatant racism is easy to identify — a shouted racial slur, a white supremacist rally, or the open…
Racism Aggravates Treatment-Resistant Asthma

June 16, 2017

Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant…
White racism linked to fatal heart disease for blacks and whites

September 6, 2016

Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to new research…
Study finds bias, disgust toward mixed-race couples

August 20, 2016

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most…
Racism is not a mental illness

June 22, 2015

On Wednesday, a young white man named Dylann Roof killed nine black people at prayer in South Carolina.…
Has Ku Klux Klan influenced present voting patterns?

December 9, 2014

The last influential Ku Klux Klan was active 50 years ago. This name was used by numerous independent…
Study examines racial bias in death-penalty decisions

September 3, 2014

Cynthia Willis-Esqueda Troy Fedderson | University Communications   A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more…
WSU ‘deadly force’ lab finds racial disparities in shootings

September 2, 2014

Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in…
Can racism really be erased from human mind?

September 1, 2014

Many studies show that social categorization of unfamiliar individuals is based on three categories: sex, age and race.…
Human races: biological reality or cultural delusion?

August 18, 2014

It don’t matter if you’re black or white (or yellow, or beige, or brown). Suedehead/Flickr, CC BY-NC The issue of…
Racism in healthcare linked to poor mental health

June 12, 2014

Experiencing racism in health settings may have a stronger negative influence on the mental health of Aboriginal Australians…
Racial categorization level is reduced during cooperation, scientists claim

April 9, 2014

“In Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a crew of black and Latino teenage boys say they can no longer think…
Self-segregation of races in public areas

April 3, 2014

English-speaking white people are more likely to ‘self-segregate’ or ‘stick together’, new research has found. The study, in…
Neural basis of racial prejudice

April 2, 2014

Famous American human rights activist Martin Luther King once stated: “I have a dream that my four little…
New forms of racism arise in science research

February 17, 2014

A small stick is prepared for DNA collection Advances in genetic sequencing are giving rise to a new…
Black Power in Britain becoming “forgotten history”

January 8, 2014

A new biography of Darcus Howe, which offers the first detailed history of Britain’s little-known Black Power movement,…
Racism May Accelerate Aging in African American Men

January 8, 2014

A new University of Maryland-led study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found…
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