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2014-06-16 09:18:08

Stanford University Medical Center The first large-scale, comprehensive analysis of the genomic diversity of Mexico — led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-San Francisco and the Mexican National Institute of Genomic Medicine — has identified a dazzling mosaic of genotypes and population substructures across the country. Some groups are as genetically different from one another as Europeans are from East Asians. The study,...

2014-06-11 12:25:54

LOS BANOS, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Official recognition of the country's MULTIRACIAL population begins with our first annual Multiracial Heritage Week, June 12 to June 19, 2014. Project RACE is a national non-profit organization that began advocating for multiracial children, teens, adults and our families 24 years ago. We began working on this specific, crucial initiative in March of this year. For more information about Project RACE, please visit our website...

2013-08-05 07:59:57

Average American has trouble identifying multiracial people, research finds Multiracial people may be misidentified more often as being white than black and may value being accurately identified more so than single-race individuals, according to research presented at APA's 121st Annual Convention. "Today, the distinctions among white, black, Latino and Asian people are becoming blurred by the increasing frequency and prominence of multiracial people," said Jacqueline M. Chen, PhD, of...

2012-05-15 13:32:45

The mothers of Britain's 'mixed families' are ensuring their children learn about their heritage and culture, according to a development project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). So, even if the child´s father hails from a minority background, it will still be the mother who is responsible for teaching them about the father´s culture. "Whether it's ensuring their children know about the history and culture of their ethnic or religious group, overseeing...

2012-01-18 22:32:11

Despite notable improvements in educational levels and opportunity during the past three decades, disadvantages associated with race still persist in Brazil, according to new research at The University of Texas at Austin. Although educational advantages for white over black and pardo (mixed-race) adolescents declined considerably in Brazil, the gap is still significant, with whites completing nearly one year more of education. Sociologist and Population Research Center affiliate Leticia...

Black-white Marriages Have Increased Rapidly Since 1980
2011-09-16 07:02:24

  A new study of interracial marriages in the United States since the 1980s suggests that the racial boundary between blacks and whites continues to break down — but is not yet close to disappearing. Marriages between African Americans and whites increased rapidly between 1980 and 2008, outpacing the rate of unions between whites and other ethnic and racial groups, including Latinos, Asian Americans and American Indians. Still, the total number of marriages between blacks...

2011-04-19 23:01:46

Multiracial adults' responses on medical forms could give misimpressions What race best describes your background? That one question, which appears on most paperwork for health care, could leave entire groups of people underserved and contribute to racial health disparities, according to new research from Rice University published in the current issue of the journal Demography. Medical forms that ask patients to identify a single race can alter patterns of racial health disparities because...

2011-04-06 06:00:00

CHICAGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For their annual conference, "Tipping Point? When Minority Families Become the Majority," the Council on Contemporary Families has collected some of the most important--though often under-reported--new findings about diversity in American family life. For the full report, visit http://www.contemporaryfamilies.org/all/unconventional-wisdom-issue-4.html. The "Tipping Point" in the status of "minority" families is highlighted in many research...

2011-03-24 13:30:00

Hispanic and Asian Populations Grew Fastest During the Decade WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau released today the second in a series of 2010 Census briefs, Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010, which looks at our nation's changing racial and ethnic diversity and provides a snapshot of the racial and Hispanic origin composition of the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The examination of racial...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.