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African-American teens' perceptions of racial discrimination
A three-year study of African American youths' perceptions of racial discrimination has found that many Black teens consider themselves victims of racial discrimination, and these perceptions are linked to how they feel about being Black, particularly their views of how the broader society sees African Americans. View News Article (2009-04-29)


Yale study shows weight bias is as prevalent as racial discrimination
Discrimination against overweight people-particularly women-is as common as racial discrimination, according to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. View News Article (2008-03-28)


Link between racial discrimination and stress described in new study
The consequences of psychological stress, resulting from racial discrimination, may contribute to racial health disparities in conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other age-associated diseases.  View News Article (2011-09-15)


Mental health problems more common in kids who feel racial discrimination
A new multicenter study involving UCLA and the RAND Corp. has found that perceived racial or ethnic discrimination is not an uncommon experience among fifth-grade students and that it may have a negative effect on their mental health. View News Article (2009-04-28)


Discrimination is associated with depression among minority children
Minority children often encounter racism in their daily lives, and those who experience discrimination more often have more symptoms of depression. View News Article (2010-05-03)


Perceived discrimination affects screening rates
Minority men and women who perceived discrimination from their health care providers were less likely to be screened for colorectal or breast cancer, according to a report in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.  View News Article (2008-08-06)


Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
In one of the first studies to focus on the relationship between racial discrimination and health risk behaviors, researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with colleagues from the Universities of Minnesota, Alabama (Birmingham), and California (San Francisco), and Harvard University found African Americans experiencing racial discrimination were more likely to report... View News Article (2007-08-21)


U-M study challenges notion that umpires call more strikes for pitchers of same race
A University of Michigan study challenges previous research that suggests umpire discrimination exists in Major League Baseball. View News Article (2013-05-23)


Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health
Discrimination felt by teenagers based on their social class background can contribute to physiologic changes associated with poorer health, according to a new study published online in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. View News Article (2012-06-19)


Racial discrimination can affect adolescents' development
Racial discrimination in the lives of African-American children can lead to depression and behavior problems in adolescence, but teens who have had close relationships with their parents, friendships focused on positive pursuits and good schooling experiences are less likely to experience these negative effects. View News Article (2006-09-14)

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