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2014-06-05 23:17:18

PT Armstrong tells a tale of forbidden romance defying segregation in the Deep South. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 From author PT Armstrong comes a provocative tale of passion and lust set in dangerous times, following an extramarital affair in the Deep South that defies the harsh boundaries of racial segregation. “Frank and Mrs. Cahill” risk death to slake their forbidden desires in this new novel. According to Armstrong, while his tale is fictional it is based on the sordid...

2013-11-05 10:53:12

Study of internet dating suggests racial barriers can be overcome Usually, research findings on the state of U.S. race relations are pretty bleak. But a study of online dating by UC San Diego sociologist Kevin Lewis suggests that racial barriers to romance are not as insurmountable as we might suppose. Published Nov. 4 in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "The Limits of Racial Prejudice" analyzes, over a two-and-a-half month period, the...

2013-11-04 09:33:24

As American schools struggle with issues of race, diversity and achievement, a new study in the American Sociological Review has split the difference in the ongoing discussion of resegregation. Yes, black, white and Hispanic students were less likely to share classrooms in 2010 than in 1993, but no, that increase in segregation is usually not the result of waning efforts to reduce it. "People have a general idea that at the national level, there is widespread resegregation, based on the...

2013-08-12 10:14:27

Smart people are just as racist as their less intelligent peers—they're just better at concealing their prejudice, according to a University of Michigan study. "High-ability whites are less likely to report prejudiced attitudes and more likely to say they support racial integration in principle," said Geoffrey Wodtke, a doctoral candidate in sociology. "But they are no more likely than lower-ability whites to support open housing laws and are less likely to support school busing and...

2012-06-21 02:07:38

While census data shows racial diversity is increasing in major cities across the United States, highly diverse neighborhoods are still rare, newly arrived immigrants continue to settle in concentrated residential patterns, and many African Americans remain concentrated in segregated neighborhoods, according to recent research by Richard Wright, professor of geography and the Orvil E. Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs. Wright and two colleagues–Steven R. Holloway of the University...

2012-06-13 14:38:02

Poor other-race neighbors contribute to poverty of black and Hispanic neighborhoods Unlike most whites, blacks and Hispanics tend to have neighbors from other racial groups who are disproportionately likely to be poor. This contributes importantly to the high poverty rates of the neighborhoods lived in by black and Hispanic families and to high poverty rates of schools attended by black and Hispanic children. Lincoln Quillian, professor of sociology and faculty fellow at the Institute...


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