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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.

2013-05-15 10:31:14

Some racial groups are more likely to bear the brunt of extreme heat waves because of where they live.

2013-02-27 14:07:43

New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot solely be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and African-Americans.

2013-01-17 13:24:04

Lung cancer mortality appears to be higher in black persons and highest in blacks living in the most segregated counties in the United States, regardless of socioeconomic status.

2012-09-20 17:15:17

Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency.

2012-06-01 08:56:46

Despite increasing numbers of multi-ethnic neighborhoods in the United States, relatively few black or white families are actually moving into these types of communities.

2010-10-04 18:24:32

Although the rise in subprime lending and the ensuing wave of foreclosures was partly a result of market forces that have been well-documented, the foreclosure crisis was also a highly racialized process.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.