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2011-02-10 13:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Arkansas. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO ) The official 2010 Census...

2011-02-01 13:24:09

Dads who still haven't given up video games now have some justification to keep on playing "“ if they have a daughter. Researchers from Brigham Young University's School of Family Life conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their families and had stronger mental health. Professor Sarah Coyne is the lead author...

2010-12-08 12:00:00

TED Women conference presentation reveals biggest gender differences are in support for international, community, religious, health, youth and family causes INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women are significantly more likely than men to give to almost every type of charitable cause and are equally likely to support the rest, after controlling for education, income, and other factors that influence giving, new research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at...

2010-11-02 10:09:00

The American Association for Affirmative Action Notes EEOC Received More Than 90,000 Employment Discrimination Complaints Last Year WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Wire today released a Q & A with Shirley J. Wilcher, director of the American Association for Affirmative Action, who maintains that the more than 90,000 employment discrimination complaints filed at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year clearly demonstrates that affirmative...

2010-10-19 16:44:27

Analysts examining a firm and the qualifications of its top management team discount the educational background of African American managers who graduated from prestigious universities while accepting the qualifications of white managers with the same college credentials, according to two experiments reported in the current issue of Organization Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®). "We found that possessing high...

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, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that while those who self-reported to be African American are at greater risk for late stage cancer, there was no correlation between patients' genetic ancestry and cancer stage or survival. In fact, the study shows only 5 percent of patients who...

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. However, new research from the Kellogg School of Management shows that promoting colorblindness can lead people to turn a blind eye to even overt examples of racial discrimination and hamper the prospect for intervention. In a...

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. In the study, published in the August issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology, researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and colleagues found that there are large differences in risk by socioeconomic status within racial and ethnic groups "” with the poorest individuals having the highest risk "” but...

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. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., one of the pre-eminent authorities on diversity in the United States, delivers a perspective in his seventh and latest book that can be applied to those "hot button" situations to help people make...

2010-07-08 06:40:00

MERIDIAN, Miss., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "America is ready for the genuine truths about racism and why the Black and White races can't be in harmony after living together for hundreds of years," asserts author Robert J. Ray. "Now they will know!" Ray presents his views of the conflict between the Black and White races in his controversial and thought-provoking new book, "The Black and White Race Rationale: Why these two races behave the way they do and the solution to the race problems in...