Racial Disparity News
January 29, 2020

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Are Attitudes Contagious? Nonverbal Messages

A new study examined whether people can acquire attitudes toward other individuals from the nonverbal signals that are directed toward ... read more

'You All Look Alike to Me' Is Hard-Wired in Us, Research Finds

We are hard-wired to process -- or not process -- facial differences based on race. And that process occurs in the earliest filters of our thought process, according to newly published ... read more

Western Bias in Human Genetic Studies Is 'Both Scientifically Damaging and Unfair'

Despite efforts to include diversity in research, people of European ancestry continue to be vastly overrepresented and ethnically diverse ... read more

US Black and Hispanic Minorities Bear Disproportionate Burden from Air Pollution

Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to a new ... read more
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US-Born Residents More Than 5 Times Likely to Use Prescription Opioids Than New Immigrants

The longer immigrants live in the United States, the more likely they are to use prescription opioids -- a fact that contradicts popular views linking wealth and health, and suggests that American ... read more

Public Blame Accidents on Drivers More Than Their Automated Cars When Both Make Mistakes

The public are more likely to blame accidents involving semi-autonomous cars on driver -- rather than machine -- error, a new study has ... read more

Children Associate White, but Not Black, Men With 'Brilliant' Stereotype, New Study Finds

The stereotype that associates being 'brilliant' with white men more than white women is shared by children regardless of their own race, finds a team of psychology researchers. By ... read more

African American Bachelor's Degrees See Growth, Behind in Physical Sciences, Engineering

African Americans are seeing growth in engineering and physical sciences but are not progressing at the same rate when compared to the general population. A report examined the number of ... read more

Giving People a 'Digital Identity' Could Leave Them Vulnerable to Discrimination, Experts Warn

Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as a birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution or discrimination, a new study ... read more

Autism Rates Increasing Fastest Among Black, Hispanic Youth

Autism rates among black and HIspanic children are catching up to and, in many states, exceeding rates among white youth, who have historically had higher prevalence, a new study ... read more

Disability Categories in Education Were Redefined to Exclude Minorities, Study Shows

A new study shows how a large school district redefined disability categories to keep minorities out of most supported special ed categories, when forced to integrate. The study also defines practice ... read more

Children of Incarcerated Parents Have More Substance Abuse, Anxiety

Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely to develop a substance use disorder in adulthood and nearly twice as likely to have diagnosable anxiety compared to children whose parents ... read more

Health Research Funding Lags for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Clinical research funding continues to lag for the US population of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though the nation's largest biomedical funding agency has ... read more

It's Not You, It's the Network

The result of the 2016 US presidential election was, for many, a surprise lesson in social perception bias -- peoples' tendency to assume that others think as we do, and to underestimate the ... read more

New Insights on Overdose Rates, County Segregation, and Socioeconomics

Deaths from drug overdoses have risen dramatically in the United States over the past 20 years, and researchers seek to understand complex factors that may affect these deaths. A new study examined ... read more

Record-Low Fertility Rates Linked to Decline in Stable Manufacturing Jobs

New research identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs -- accelerated during the Great Recession -- and reduced fertility ... read more

Monitoring Educational Equity

A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the US education system, says a new report. Indicators -- measures used ... read more

Racism Has a Toxic Effect

Researchers have long known that racism is linked to health problems, but now results from a small study using RNA tests show that racism appears to increase chronic inflammation among African ... read more

Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Do Less Vigorous Physical Activity

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds in the United Kingdom have lower levels of vigorous physical activity, according to ... read more

Initially Threatened by Change, People Adapt to Societal Diversity Over Time

With time, people can adapt to societal diversity and actually benefit from it, according to a new study. Those in power especially set the tone for integrating people into a new ... read more

Calling Attention to Gender Bias Dramatically Changes Course Evaluations

With growing evidence of gender bias on student course evaluations, a new intervention may help reduce bias against women instructors. Researchers added language aimed at making students aware of ... read more

Want Black Women Students to Stay in STEM? Help Them Find Role Models Who Look Like Them

Representation matters for Black women college students when it comes to belonging in rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, according to a new study. Having role ... read more

Racial Bias Associated With Disparities in Disciplinary Action Across US Schools

Across US counties, black students experience higher rates of suspension, expulsion, in-school arrests and law enforcement referrals than whites, according to a new ... read more

Gender Parity: Not a Foregone Conclusion in All Fields

Women constitute approximately 47 percent of the workforce yet are underrepresented at the highest levels of business, government, medical and academic hierarchies. A team of researchers has ... read more

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