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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. (2011-09-14)
African-American teens' perceptions of racial discrimination
A three-year study of 14-18-year-old African American teens finds that many African American teens consider themselves the victims of racial discrimination. (2009-04-29)
Discrimination creates racial battle fatigue for African-Americans
Just as the constant pressure soldiers face on the battlefield can follow them home in the form of debilitating stress, African-Americans who face chronic exposure to racial discrimination may have an increased likelihood of suffering a race-based battle fatigue, according to Penn State researchers. (2011-03-03)
Research finds entrenched hiring bias against African-Americans
In a new Northwestern University meta-analysis, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, researchers aiming to assess trends in hiring discrimination in America against African-Americans and Latinos found no change in rates of discrimination against African-Americans in field experiments of hiring from 1990 to 2015. (2017-09-12)
Mental health problems more common in kids who feel racial discrimination
A new multicenter study involving UCLA and the RAND Corp. (2009-04-27)
Yale study shows weight bias is as prevalent as racial discrimination
Discrimination against overweight people is as common as racial discrimination, according to a Yale analysis. (2008-03-27)
Does discrimination increase drinking?
Researchers at the University of Iowa have found another negative health outcome linked to discrimination: alcohol abuse. (2016-06-30)
Sexual-minority men more empathic towards fellow minorities
White sexual-minority men may be more empathic toward other minority groups compared to their heterosexual white peers. (2015-08-24)
White on white: Nation's first ever 'whiteness' survey provides new insight on race
What whites think about their own race is the focus of a first-of-its-kind national survey by researchers in the University of Minnesota's department of sociology. (2006-09-06)
Discrimination leads older Chinese-Americans to consider suicide at high rates
Elderly Chinese-Americans feel helpless when faced with racial biases and become twice as likely to consider suicide than those who don't encounter similar discrimination, according to a new University of Michigan study. (2017-08-31)
Study shows discrimination interacts with genetics and impacts health
It's no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than skin deep -- these stressors can interact with our genetics to negatively impact our health, a new University of Florida study shows. (2016-12-21)
Study examines link between racial discrimination and mental and physical health
A study of the association between physical and mental health and racial discrimination conducted at the Mailman School of Public Health found that racial discrimination is associated with worse self-reported physical and mental health in African Americans, regardless of gender, skin color and socioeconomic indicators. (2006-06-30)
Can instilling racial pride in black teens lead to better educational outcomes?
African American adolescents tend to have more success in school if their parents instill in them a sense of racial pride, reducing their vulnerability to the effects of racial discrimination from teachers and peers. (2012-12-17)
Research connects discrimination, thoughts of death among African-Americans
Racial discrimination, whether it's derogatory language or unequal treatment, impacts communities and individuals in different ways. (2016-06-24)
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. (2013-05-22)
Perceived racial discrimination may impact kidney function
Perceived racial discrimination may contribute to disparities related to kidney disease. (2014-11-15)
More money, education only makes discrimination worse for minorities
Upwardly mobile blacks and Hispanics are more likely to experience racial discrimination than their socioeconomically stable peers, new research has found. (2017-10-31)
Study finds that discrimination varies by gender and race
Men are more likely to tolerate discrimination than women, however both sexes tend to accept prejudice against poorly educated immigrants and Arab-American airplane travelers, according to a study by the USC-Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics. (2008-04-02)
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 current tobacco use or recent alcohol consumption and lifetime use of marijuana and cocaine. (2007-08-20)
Huge congregations view racial inequality differently than others do, Baylor study shows
Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California. (2013-08-13)
Huge congregations view racial inequality differently than others do, Baylor study shows
Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California. (2015-06-29)
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. (2007-11-15)
Smart enough to know better: Intelligence is not a remedy for racism
Smart people are just as racist as their less intelligent peers -- they're just better at concealing their prejudice, according to a University of Michigan study. (2013-08-11)
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. (2010-05-02)
Skin color matters when it comes to Canadians' health: UBC study
A new University of British Columbia study finds that Black Canadians with darker skin are more likely to report poorer health than Black Canadians with lighter skin. (2011-10-12)
Discrimination takes its toll on black women
Racial discrimination is a major threat to African-American women's mental health. (2009-11-04)
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. (2012-06-18)
Study finds exposure to racism harms children's health
New research to be presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting illustrates the unhealthy effects racism can have on children, with reported exposure to discrimination tied to higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression, as well as decreased general health. (2017-05-04)
Age-related discrimination can add to healthcare woes
Being discriminated against by the healthcare profession or system can cause much more than just mere distress to older people. (2015-03-12)
Discrimination during adolescence has lasting effect on body
In both blacks and whites, everyday feelings of discrimination can mess with the body's levels of the primary stress hormone, cortisol, new research suggests. (2015-09-09)
CU Denver study shows direct link between ethnic discrimination and health
New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that women who experience racial discrimination while pregnant suffer significant health impacts that are passed on to their infants. (2015-01-08)
Discrimination harms your health -- and your partner's
Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim's romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. (2017-12-07)
Discrimination associated with mental health woes in black teens
The vast majority of African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth face racial discrimination, and these experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (2014-05-03)
Parents' discrimination experiences linked to lower well-being among Mexican-American teens
A new study of Mexican-American teens in Los Angeles has found that the teens' psychological well-being suffers when their parents face ethnic discrimination. (2016-05-25)
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. (2008-08-06)
What does 'diversity' mean to you? The answer may depend on your race
Researchers from the University of California at Irvine, the University of Virginia, and the University of California at Los Angeles collaborated to study how whites, Asian-Americans, and African-Americans evaluate diversity. (2014-08-08)
Study looks at discrimination's impact on smoking
Smoking, the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States, continues to disproportionately impact lower income members of racial and ethnic minority groups. (2012-03-15)
Racial attitudes of blacks in multiracial congregations resemble those of whites
Troubling questions about multiracial congregations' potential to address racial inequality are raised by a new national study done by researchers at the University of Southern California, Baylor University and the University of Chicago. (2015-08-17)
Discrimination may harm your health, according to new Rice study
Racial discrimination may be harmful to your health, according to new research from Rice University. (2012-01-12)
Discrimination contributes to pediatric asthma rates in African American and Latino youth
In a new study published in CHEST, investigators found that African American children who reported experiencing discrimination had almost twice the probability of having asthma than their peers who did not experience/report discrimination. (2017-04-20)
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