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Counselors are often unprepared to identify and treat race-based trauma
In a Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development study that included106 counseling professionals, 71% of participants reported working with clients who had symptoms associated with race-based trauma, but 67% indicated they had not received training to identify race-based trauma among individuals of color, and 81% indicated they had not received training to treat race-based trauma. (2018-01-08)

Mixed-race people perceived as 'more attractive'
People of mixed race are perceived as being more attractive than nonmixed-race people, a Cardiff University study has found. (2010-04-14)

'Race tests' may be fueling segregation in white evangelical churches
A new study explores why nominally welcoming churches remain racially segregated in the post-civil rights era. The reason may be due to clergy and congregants in white evangelical churches who execute what the authors term 'race tests' on incoming people of color. (2017-04-24)

New UC study examines both black and white attitudes surrounding race and choosing a doctor
Preliminary results of a survey conducted in Greater Cincinnati will be presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association on Aug. 15. (2005-08-15)

Study: Patient openness to research can depend on race and sex of study personnel
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that the race and sex of study personnel can influence a patient's decision on whether or not to participate in clinical research. The study, presented today at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's annual meeting, found that black patients, both male and female, were about 15 percent less likely to be willing to participate in research when approached by a white male study assistant. (2013-05-17)

Implicit race bias increases the differences in the neural representations of black and white faces
Racial stereotypes have been shown to have subtle and unintended consequences on how we treat members of different race groups. According to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, race bias also increases differences in the brain's representations of faces. (2013-01-17)

Study shows that, in restaurants, race matters
A new study from North Carolina State University shows that more than one-third of restaurant servers discriminate against African-American customers. (2012-04-23)

Limitations of question about race can create inaccurate picture of health-care disparities
What race best describes your background? That one question, which appears on most paperwork for health care, could leave entire groups of people underserved and contribute to racial health disparities, according to new research from Rice University published in the current issue of the journal Demography. (2011-04-19)

UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
Black and Latino patients who perceive racism in the health care system prefer and are more satisfied with physicians from the same race or ethnicity, according to a University of Washington study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. (2005-03-29)

Many minority patients pick doctors of their own race
A study examining how minority patients pick their physicians shows that race is an important factor in the process. The study, conducted by Oregon Health Sciences University, found that nearly a quarter of blacks and Hispanics with racially concordant (same race) physicians said they explicitly considered race or ethnicity when selecting their providers. (2000-08-09)

Whites distrust biracial people when their racial presentation varies, rutgers study finds
Whites consider biracial people to be less trustworthy if they change their racial presentation depending on circumstances, Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers find. (2018-05-15)

Let patients use their own terms to describe ethnicity
Allowing patients to use their own terms to describe their race or ethnicity for medical records may help reduce differences in how health care is provided to racial and ethnic minorities versus whites, according to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health. (2006-02-17)

Study finds minority consumers will voluntarily pay more for goods and services to assert status
It has been well-documented that minorities are subject to discrimination in product pricing and customer service. What is startling is the result of a new study professors at the USC Marshall School of business in conjunction with University of San Diego's School of Business Administration, that shows that sometimes ill treatment can make African-American consumers voluntarily pay more for goods and services than they would normally, as well as pay more than their Caucasian counterparts. (2011-10-20)

Children view people's behavior, psychological characteristics as shaped by environments
A new study has found that 5- to 6-year-olds view people's environments, not their skin color, as the most important determinant of their behavior and psychological characteristics. These findings contradict the idea that views of race that are known to lead to prejudice such as believing that race naturally divides the world into distinct kinds of people's inevitably develop early in childhood. (2018-01-23)

Researchers find that in race stereotypes, issues are not so black and white
Recent race-related events in Ferguson, Mo., St. Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, Charleston, S.C., and New York City -- all point to the continuing need to study and understand race relations in modern America. These events show how race and stereotypes are intertwined and can lead to explosive situations and protests. Now, three Arizona State University researchers have approached this problem by asking, why do white Americans' stereotypes of black Americans take the particular forms they do? (2015-12-28)

Multiple race option in census may be more popular than expected
A study suggests that many more people than previously thought are likely to identify with more than one race in the 2000 census. These results, the first allowing respondents to mark more than one race, may pose new challenges for making civil rights policies and tracking inequalities. (2000-05-15)

U of M study finds that Americans couch feelings about race in the 'happy talk' of diversity-speak
According to a new study by researchers in the University of Minnesota's sociology department, Americans are generally positive -- even optimistic -- about the word (2007-06-19)

Whites, blacks respond similarly to common blood pressure drugs
While several previous studies have tended to emphasize the differences in response to blood pressure medication by race, this new investigation systematically examined all clinical trials from the last 20 years and found that whites and blacks are more alike than different when it comes to treating high blood pressure. (2004-02-26)

Clues to why 'they' all look alike
New research provides biological evidence that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing an other-race face. By measuring brain activity, the study sheds light on the well-documented (2011-06-30)

Removing race from human genetic research
When it comes to studying human genetic diversity, a group of scientists, including Drexel's Michael Yudell, feel that the race concept has no place in human genetics. (2016-02-04)

Increasing graduation rates of students of color with more faculty of color
A new analysis published in Public Administration found that student graduation rates improve as more faculty employed by a college or university share sex and race/ethnic identities with students. (2020-08-19)

Two Penn professors call attention to the use of race in human genetic research
Two University of Pennsylvania professors are coauthors, along with two other scholars, on a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the use of genetic concepts of race in biological research. (2016-02-04)

When they do not all look alike: Using identity to reduce own-race bias
People often remark that people of a different race (2012-09-24)

Race and gender may not affect employer interest in resumes
In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research from the University of Missouri finds no evidence of employer preferences for applicants from a particular race or gender at the initial stage of the hiring process. (2016-04-26)

Race matters on college campuses
Affirmative action bans not only contribute to the decline of student body diversity, but also negatively influence the success of students of color on campus, according to higher education researchers at Penn State and Columbia University. (2015-11-03)

Lower turnover rates, higher pay for teachers who share race with principal, MU study shows
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that turnover rates are lower among teachers who are of the same race as their school principals. (2011-09-26)

Research suggests infants begin to learn about race in the first year
Results of a new study by psychology researcher Lisa Scott at the University of Massachusetts Amherst confirm that although infants are born with equal abilities to tell apart people within multiple races, by age nine months they are better at recognizing faces and emotional expressions of people within groups they interact with most. (2012-05-02)

Children notice race several years before adults want to talk about it
Adults in the United States believe children should be almost 5 years old before talking with them about race, even though some infants are aware of race and preschoolers may have already developed racist beliefs, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-08-27)

The Tour de France--In terms of jelly donuts
What activity expends the most calories (in terms of jelly donuts)every day for a Tour de France competitor (and everyone else)? The answer may surprise you. (1999-07-22)

Open-ended laboratory tests for cyclists could help athletes train better
Scientists at the University of Kent's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences have discovered that cyclists can perform better when they do not have to pace their efforts. Using 17 experienced male cyclists in a series of tests, they compared open-ended Time-To-Exhaustion (TTE) trials that are often used in laboratories with race-like Time-Trials to measure endurance performance. All of the cyclists were blinded to elapsed time, power output, cadence and heart rate. (2017-09-25)

Nonclinical factors may affect whether intensive procedures are used at the end of life
In a study that looked at what factors might affect whether or not a patient receives intensive medical procedures in the last 6 months of life, investigators found that older age, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, living in a nursing home, and having an advance directive were associated with a lower likelihood of undergoing an intensive procedure. In contrast, living in a region with higher hospital care intensity and black race each doubled a patient's likelihood of undergoing an intensive procedure. (2014-11-13)

Social context may be a better indicator of obesity disparities than race
When analyzing obesity disparities among women, socioeconomic status and social context may be more important than race, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. (2010-05-06)

Language may be dominant social marker for young children
Children's reasoning about language and race can take unexpected turns, according to University of Chicago researchers, who found that for younger white children in particular, language can loom larger than race in defining a person's identity. (2011-12-01)

Positive emotions slash bias, help people see big picture details
Positive emotions like joy and humor help people (2005-02-01)

Researchers improve method that links genome to function for environmental single-cells
Cells are a little easier to understand, thanks to improved technology developed by a team of researchers based in China. Using a method called Raman-Activated Cell Ejection and Sequencing (RACE-Seq), the scientists were able to improve the success of identifying and sequencing individual cells from our environments to understand the cells' functions. (2020-06-02)

Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races
Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that 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. (2017-04-11)

Common drug associated with improved performance in race horses
A drug legally given before a race to horses for a certain medical condition is suspected of having a positive effect on their performance. The drug, called furosemide, is often given to racehorses with a history of bleeding in the respiratory tract -- or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging (EIPH). (1999-08-30)

Why we are unable to distinguish faces of other races (and sometimes our own)
There's a troubling psychological phenomenon that just about everyone has experienced but few will admit to; having difficulty distinguishing between people of different racial groups. New research suggests this effect arises from our tendency to categorize people into in-groups and out-groups based on social categories like social class, hobbies, and of course, race. (2007-08-14)

Study finds more satisfaction in same-race doctor-patient relationships
Patients who are of the same race as their doctor report more satisfaction with their physician, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Patients were also more likely to pick doctors of their same race, when given the opportunity to choose their own physician. White respondents were more likely to be race concordant with their physician when compared to African-American, Hispanic, and Asian American respondents. (2002-10-31)

Scientist warns marathon runners: Water won't help you keep your cool
A research team led by the University of Exeter has found that fluid intake does not affect body temperature in runners. Therefore, runners in today's London Marathon will not improve their performance by drinking more water. (2007-04-21)

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