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Racism is a public health issue
Racism may be important in the development of illness and countering it should be considered a public health issue, argues a senior psychiatrist in this week's BMJ. Studies in the United States report associations between perceived racial discrimination and high blood pressure, birth weight, and days off sick. In a recent study from the United Kingdom, victims of discrimination were more likely... View News Article (2003-01-08)

White children more positive toward blacks after learning about racism, study shows
Challenging the idea that racism education could be harmful to students, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin found the results of learning about historical racism are primarily positive. The study appears in the November/December issue of the journal Child Development. View News Article (2007-11-15)

Racism in healthcare linked to poor mental health
Experiencing racism in health settings may have a stronger negative influence on the mental health of Aboriginal Australians than experiencing racism anywhere else, a survey led by the University of Melbourne has found. View News Article (2014-06-12)

Study finds experiences of racism associated with weight gain in African American women
A recent analysis conducted by investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University has found that frequent experiences of racism were associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women.  View News Article (2014-03-05)

Racism linked to depression and anxiety in youth
An international review led by the University of Melbourne has found children and young people experience poor mental health, depression and anxiety following experiences of racism. View News Article (2013-09-17)

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)

Claims of "Post-Racial" Society and Other Denials of Racism May Reflect Ignorance of History
New research suggests that commonly observed differences in how groups perceive racism may be explained by ignorance about - and even denial of - the extent of racism over the course of history. View News Article (2013-01-16)

Whites Believe They Are Victims of Racism More Often Than Blacks
Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. View News Article (2011-05-24)

Motivation to end racism relies on 'yes we can' approach
If you're trying to end racism, it's not enough to get people to understand that racism is still a problem. You also have to make them feel like they can do something about it. View News Article (2010-11-30)

Compelling Evidence Highlights Racism in Rural Areas
Research, published today by University of Leicester investigators, draws on studies by experts across the country and echoes claims made recently by Chair of the CRE Trevor Phillips that the countryside is a place "in which people from ethnic minorities feel uncomfortable". View News Article (2004-10-26)

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