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2010-12-09 14:37:25

People consistently view biracials as members of their lower-status parent group 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. So say Harvard University psychologists, who've found that we still tend to see biracials not as equal members of both parent groups, but as belonging more to their minority parent group. Their research...

2010-10-15 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain & Sackett, the high end men's apparel company specializing in neckwear, announces a novel market research approach to determining their upcoming Holiday 2010 Men's Tie Collection, by allowing the public to choose the styles that will comprise the collection. On October 15, 2010, approximately 25 sample ties will be posted on StyleForum.net, the online community dedicated to discussing men's fashion and lifestyle, and visitors will be given the...

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, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that while those who self-reported to be African American are at greater risk for late stage cancer, there was no correlation between patients' genetic ancestry and cancer stage or survival. In fact, the study shows only 5 percent of patients who...

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. However, new research from the Kellogg School of Management shows that promoting colorblindness can lead people to turn a blind eye to even overt examples of racial discrimination and hamper the prospect for intervention. In a...

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2010-08-03 08:45:00

New research also shows loving siblings promote good deeds more than loving parents Something about having a sister "“ even a little sister "“ makes 10- to 14-year-olds a bit less likely to feel down in the dumps. That's one of several intriguing findings from a new study on the impact siblings have on one another. Brigham Young University professor Laura Padilla-Walker is the lead author on the research, which also sorts out the influence of siblings and the influence of 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. In the study, published in the August issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology, researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and colleagues found that there are large differences in risk by socioeconomic status within racial and ethnic groups "” with the poorest individuals having the highest risk "” but...

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. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., one of the pre-eminent authorities on diversity in the United States, delivers a perspective in his seventh and latest book that can be applied to those "hot button" situations to help people make...

2010-07-19 13:04:09

Many moms and dads say the toughest part of parenting is keeping the peace when their kids squabble and bicker. But making an end to conflict your primary focus is a mistake, said Laurie Kramer, a University of Illinois professor of applied family studies and co-editor of a special section of Child Development Perspectives devoted to sibling relationships. Parents should concentrate more on all the positive things they can do to help their children get along, Kramer said in an article she...

2010-07-08 06:40:00

MERIDIAN, Miss., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "America is ready for the genuine truths about racism and why the Black and White races can't be in harmony after living together for hundreds of years," asserts author Robert J. Ray. "Now they will know!" Ray presents his views of the conflict between the Black and White races in his controversial and thought-provoking new book, "The Black and White Race Rationale: Why these two races behave the way they do and the solution to the race problems in...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.