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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.

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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
obdormition
  • 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".
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