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2014-01-08 23:22:35

The Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative are key leaders in industry, government, academia, and nonprofits who are committed to lending their voices and vision to inform and inspire Americans about the critical need for greater diversity in STEM professions, energy entrepreneurship, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, announced the first Ambassadors of the Minorities...

2012-06-11 20:12:44

An Indiana University study found that teens and young adults who are members of multiple minority or disadvantaged groups face more discrimination than their more privileged peers and, as a result, report worse mental and physical health. In general, as the number of minority or disadvantaged groups to which young people belonged increased–reflecting their gender, socioeconomic status, race, and sexual identity–the number of forms of discrimination they experienced and their...

2012-05-22 02:21:46

Timing can affect whether females and minorities experience discrimination – says a study published today in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Emails were sent from fictional prospective doctoral students to 6,500 professors across 258 institutions, requesting a meeting either that day or next week. Prospective doctoral students with Caucasian male names were 26% more likely to be granted an appointment with a professor when requesting one...

2012-03-06 21:18:32

Politicians are supposed to represent the citizens. Yet public officials also represent groups they belong to and identify with, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 'Public administrators are affected by their group affiliations and life experiences. If you have an immigrant background, it's going to affect how you do your job as a public official,' says Nazem Tahvilzadeh, researcher at the School of Public Administration and author of the thesis....

2012-01-06 15:55:57

We generally think that views about how to integrate a diverse society depend on people´s positions in that society–that is, whether they´re in the racial, religious, or cultural majority or a member of a minority. In the U.S., “people tend to believe that blacks prefer pluralism and whites prefer assimilation,” says University of Delaware psychologist Eric Hehman. Assimilation asks minorities–whether newly arrived or historically rooted–to drop their...

2011-12-22 07:31:32

An international study of holiday shopping and religion finds that dominant religious groups are more likely to experience "consumption mass hysteria" while shoppers in minority religions may view malls and stores much differently: as central meeting places that "can play an active role in the creation of a sacred event." The study, co-authored by Temple University Fox School of Business marketing professor Ayalla Ruvio, found that holiday consumption in dominant religious settings —...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'