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2010-12-14 15:28:40

In a country with Jim Crow segregation laws and the "one-drop rule" determining who was black and therefore where and what a person was permitted to be, it's easy to see why those who plausibly could, might pass as white.

2010-12-14 08:19:48

What ethnic group do most people consider President Barack Obama, Tiger Woods and Halle Berry to fall under?

2010-12-09 14:37:25

The centuries-old "one-drop rule" assigning minority status to mixed-race individuals appears to live on in our modern-day perception and categorization of people like Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, and Halle Berry.

2010-09-27 14:10:40

Head and neck cancer outcomes associated with race may be more closely linked to social and behavioral factors than biological differences, especially for African Americans.

2010-09-22 07:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- "Colorblindness" has emerged as central strategy for managing racial diversity in schools, business, politics, and the law, with the hope that deemphasizing racial differences will lead to equality, tolerance and inclusion.

2010-08-03 08:45:00

New research also shows loving siblings promote good deeds more than loving parents.

2010-08-02 20:41:07

A new UCLA study suggests that disparities in cardiovascular disease risk in the United States are due less to race or ethnicity than to socioeconomic status.

2010-07-22 08:00:00

ATLANTA, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of current news stories like the firing of U.S. Department of Agriculture's Shirley Sherrod, the recently enacted Arizona immigration law, and the one-year anniversary of the famous "Beer Summit" at the White House, Dr. R.

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".