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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...

2012-08-08 06:22:19

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2012 The U.S. Census Bureau released research today from its 2010 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Experiment, which provides a comparison of different census questionnaire design strategies for collecting census data on race and Hispanic origin. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The Census Bureau follows federal standards for collecting and presenting data on race and Hispanic origin established by the U.S. Office...

2012-06-14 06:24:26

NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you have darker skin? If so, skin cancer might not be top of mind as a significant health threat, but beware - just because your skin is darker does not mean you are immune to skin cancer. Thanks to objective methods to measure skin color[1] developed by L'Oreal Research & Innovation, L'Oreal, has been able to demonstrate that sun exposure risks affect all skin types and skin colors[2]. This is why it's important for everyone to be vigilant about...

2012-06-01 09:05:17

Research defuses belief that immigration threatens national identity Much of the fervor fueling the anti-immigration debate is shaped by the belief that immigrants–legal and otherwise–are somehow a threat to our national identity. Americans, some critics believe, venerate a set of ideals and attitudes that are distinctly American. But do immigrants honor these same values? They do, says Deborah Schildkraut, associate professor of political science at Tufts University, who...

2012-03-21 06:23:48

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief, The Asian Population: 2010 [PDF], that shows the Asian population grew faster than any other race group over the last decade. The population that identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, grew by 45.6 percent from 2000 to 2010, while those who identified as Asian alone grew by 43.3 percent. Both populations grew at a faster rate...

2012-03-01 13:00:00

CHICAGO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness (24 min., 8 sec.), explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants to American notions of whiteness. The film is dedicated to a vision of whiteness that is anti-racist and rooted in economic justice. Our hope is that Not Quite White contributes to society's on-going conversations about whiteness and efforts at redefining whiteness. The...

2012-02-22 12:26:47

Highly educated Asians as likely to engage in negative stereotyping as less-educated peers Highly educated whites and minorities are no more likely to support workplace affirmative action programs than are their less educated peers, according to a new study in the March issue of Social Psychology Quarterly, which casts some doubt on the view that an advanced education is profoundly transformative when it comes to racial attitudes. "I think this study is important because there's a...

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...

2011-12-01 18:44:19

Children's reasoning about language and race can take unexpected turns, according to University of Chicago researchers, who found that for younger white children in particular, language can loom larger than race in defining a person's identity. Researchers showed children images and voices of a child and two adults, and asked, "Which adult will the child grow up to be?" Children were presented with a challenge: One adult matched the child's race, and one matched the child's language, but...

2011-11-17 13:58:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- White/white pearl has emerged as the fastest growing color to tie with silver as the world's leading automotive color choices, according to the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, released today. A substantial increase in the popularity of white/white pearl globally in 2011 has enabled it to surpass longstanding rivals black and gray, to join silver at the top of the world color ranks in this year's report. The DuPont report, in...