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UK Should Learn Lessons From US When Dealing With Racism In Healthcare
Racism in healthcare institutions needs to be driven out, says Professor Raj Bhopal from the University of Newcastle and he suggests that lessons from the experience in the US, particularly difficulties in pinpointing racism and in narrowing inequalities, may guide actions in the UK. (1998-06-26)

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. (2003-01-09)

Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in medicine
Canada must dismantle anti-Black racism in health care to address its harmful effects on people's health, argue authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.201579 (2021-01-11)

Racism -- not what the doctor ordered
Patients from minority ethnic groups in the US may be facing racist attitudes and beliefs that can unintentionally affect their treatment, a review of healthcare providers has found. (2014-05-06)

Experiences of racism linked to adult-onset asthma in African-American women
According to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, African-American women who reported more frequent experiences of racism had a greater likelihood of adult-onset asthma compared to women who reported less frequent experiences. (2013-08-15)

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. (2013-09-17)

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. (2007-11-15)

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. The findings, which currently appear online in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found the relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among women who reported consistently high experiences of racism over a 12-year period. (2014-03-04)

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. (2014-06-11)

U of T research suggests female minorities are more affected by racism than sexism
Studies by the University of Toronto's psychology department suggest that racism may impact some female minority groups more deeply than sexism. (2011-07-11)

Recognition of racism helps in struggle, book says
Minority groups have internalized the racial oppression they face in their daily lives and they need to recognize this in fighting for equality, says a University of Toronto professor. (2004-03-16)

Racism effects health of Maori in New Zealand
Racism may have a detrimental effect on the health of Maori in New Zealand, according to a paper in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-06-15)

Racial discrimination may adversely impact cognition in African Americans
Experiences of racism are associated with lower subjective cognitive function (SCF) among African-American women. (2020-07-21)

COVID-19 story tip: Racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic -- a path forward
Because SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was first discovered in China, Chinese American families in the United States have reported an increase in racist experiences during the ongoing pandemic. (2020-09-08)

Study highlights ties between racism and activism in black youth
A new study finds that experiences with racism are associated with increased social consciousness and social justice activism in Black youth. (2020-09-08)

In the face of racism, distress depends on one's coping method
The way people choose to cope with personal experiences of racism influences the distress caused by the encounter, according to a new study of Filipino-American men and women. Published today in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the study finds that denying or ignoring racial discrimination leads to greater psychological distress, including anxiety and depression, and lowers self-esteem. (2010-04-01)

Story tips from Johns Hopkins experts on COVID-19
Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on Covid-19 (2020-09-09)

Racism linked to uptake of smoking in young people
Adolescents who have experienced some form of racism between the ages of 11 and 23 are more likely to take up smoking than those who have not, according to a new study led by King's College London. (2018-01-24)

Whites believe they are victims of racism more often than blacks
Whites believe they are the primary victims of racial bias in America. Whites and blacks agree that anti-black racism has decreased. However, whites believe that (2011-05-23)

No longer an issue of black and white?
The color of a person's skin, more than a person's race, is becoming a key cause of racism, according to a new book Racism in the 21st Century co-written and edited by Ronald Hall, associate professor of social work at Michigan State University. In an era when Barack Obama, the first African-American US presidential candidate nominated by a major political party, is running for president, many people still struggle against prejudice and racism. (2008-09-23)

Claims of 'post-racial' society and other denials of racism may reflect ignorance of history
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, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2013-01-15)

Is psychiatry racist?
Psychiatry services in England and Wales have been accused of being institutionally racist, but are these accusations justified? In 2005, the (2006-09-21)

Blacks with high socioeconomic status less likely to seek mental health care
In her latest research paper Sirry Alang questions why there is a significant unmet need for mental health care among Blacks and identifies solutions among healthcare systems to fix it: teach the history of racism in medicine; and actively seek, privilege and legitimize the narratives of black people. (2019-02-05)

Thoughtful people more likely to infer improvements in race relations
According to a recent Pew Research poll, a majority of Americans believe that there is still at least some racism against African Americans in this country. But new research by Jane L. Risen of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business shows that people are more likely to deny the persistence of racism after being exposed to a successful African American. (2014-03-20)

Southern history a burden to South, benefit to American image of identity
The South not only bears the burden of a negative history, but also serves as a foil for the aspiration and image of the American identity, according to a Penn State geographer. (2002-03-20)

Medical mistrust impacts African American men's preventive health, but racism also matters
Mistrust of health care providers, fueled by painful experiences with racism, makes African American men more likely to delay routine screenings and doctor's appointments, according to a new study in the journal Behavioral Medicine by the Health Disparities Institute (HDI) at UConn Health, with potentially serious implications for their overall health. (2019-08-07)

Study of college-age white men reveals cultural awareness deficit
In a new study presented during the 41st annual Association for the Study of Higher Education conference, University of Arizona researcher Nolan L. Cabrera set out to understand the complexities associated with white male identity. Interviewing more than 60 college-age white males, he found that such individuals generally disassociate whiteness as an identity, lack cultural awareness and downplay issues related to race. (2016-11-16)

Perceived racism may impact black Americans' mental health
For black American adults, perceived racism may cause mental health symptoms similar to trauma and could lead to some physical health disparities between blacks and other populations in the United States, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. (2011-11-16)

Racism linked with gun ownership and opposition to gun control in white Americans
A new study has found that higher levels of racism in white Americans is associated with having a gun in the home and greater opposition to gun control policies. The research, published in PLOS ONE, was led by Dr. Kerry O'Brien from The University of Manchester and Monash University and used data from a large representative sample of white US voters. (2013-10-31)

Google searches for 'n-word' associated with black mortality
Google searches could unveil patterns in Black mortality rates across the US, according to a new study. Researchers found that areas with greater levels of racism, as indexed by the proportion of Google searches containing the 'n-word,' had higher Black mortality rates. The study, led by Dr. David H. Chae in the University of Maryland School of Public Health, is the first to examine an Internet query-based measure of racism in relation to mortality risk. (2015-04-27)

Systemic racism needs more examination related to health, says UofL researcher
Although the discipline of public health has recently recognized racism as a social determinant of health, little research examines the issue related to systems and structures. (2018-06-07)

Dismantling structural racism in nursing
Confronting the uncomfortable reality of systemic racism - the system that creates and maintains racial inequality in every facet of life for people of color - is having a national heyday. But calling out this injustice and doing something about it are two different things. (2020-09-09)

Racism In The 1990s: Psychological And Social Mechanisms Still Fuel Prejudice, UD Researcher Reports
Despite 1960s-era predictions of a color-blind society, (1997-05-21)

1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform
A growing number of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice may include teenagers, a new national poll suggests. (2020-10-26)

Racism's cognitive toll: Subtle discrimination is more taxing on the brain
While certain expressions of racism are absent from our world today, you do not have to look very hard to know that more subtle forms of racism persist, in schools and workplaces and elsewhere. How do victims experience these more ambiguous racist messages? Are they less damaging than overt hostility? And what are the mental and emotional pathways by which these newer forms of discrimination actually cause personal harm? (2007-09-19)

What strategies help ethnic minority adolescents cope with racism?
A new study finds that maintaining a strong ethnic identity and high levels of social support can help Latino adolescents in the United States cope with racism. (2017-06-21)

Majority of nursing home aides experience racism from residents and staff
Nearly 75 percent of nurse's aides working in nursing homes experience racism on the job, according to a study from the Buehler Center on Aging at Northwestern University. (2002-11-20)

From my living room to yours: Research examines race and social media discussions
A trend arises from a study of top-trending videos -- involving themes of racism, stereotyping and hostility. (2013-08-12)

African-American clinic patients' reactions to racism may affect their health outcomes
Ninety-five percent of older African-American clinic patients reported at least some exposure to racism during their lives in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. (2005-10-18)

How anti-racism advertising can backfire
People in two minds about their attitudes towards ethnic minority groups become more unfavourable when exposed to anti-racism advertising or arguments, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. (2002-12-09)

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