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Former NAACP Chief’s Endorsement Signals Lackluster Clinton Support, Expert Says

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Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’ standing among black voters could receive a boost with the expected endorsement of Benjamin Jealous, who served as president of the NAACP from 2008 to 2013. Darren Davis, a professor of political science and an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, notes that political endorsements are primarily symbolic, but Jealous’ endorsement is more symbolic than most.

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Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Narrowing

• From 1990 to 2012, disparities in health outcomes lessened between black and white kidney transplant recipients, including those who received live donor kidney transplants and those who received deceased donor kidney transplants.

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A Scholar's View on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Sociologist Christopher Bail studies how anti-Muslim organizations use social media.

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'Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century '

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The new book "Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century" offers an in-depth sociological exploration of present-day colorism in the lives of black women, investigating the lived experiences of a phenomenon that continues to affect women of African descent.

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UNF Launches New Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations

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Racial issues have recently been at the core of unrest and violence across the country. In order to move beyond the traditional black-white racial paradigm and to look at race and ethnic relations through a diverse lens, the University of North Florida has launched the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations.

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Nurse Anesthetist Recalls Operation to Save Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., After Near-Fatal Stabbing in 1958

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Goldie Brangman recalls the operation that saved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life after a mentally unstable woman stabbed him with a letter opener as he autographed copies of his first book in September 1958.

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How Student Debt Impacts the Racial Wealth Gap

With an increasing number of young Americans accumulating student debt as they strive for a higher degree and a more secure economic future, their growing financial burden has been highlighted by the media and lawmakers. However, current policy conversations have failed to address the racial disparities that exist in student borrowing and how student debt impacts the racial wealth gap among young households.

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Young African-Americans Underestimate Stroke Risk, According to Nursing Study

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Young African-Americans often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, two nursing researchers at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions say in a recently published study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

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Young, Poor African Americans and Hispanics Have Harder Time Beating Hodgkin Lymphoma

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African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found

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Legacy of Mistrust Among African Americans Persists on Cancer Treatment

Article Body 2010 Mistrust toward breast cancer treatment and the health care system at large were expressed by African Americans who participated in Chicago focus groups, suggests new research led by an expert on the health of vulnerable populations at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. It's mistrust that physicians need to be especially aware of, said Sarah Gehlert, PhD, the E.

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Daughters of Interracial Parents More Likely Than Sons to Identify as Multiracial

Daughters of interracial parents are more likely than sons to identify as multiracial, and this is especially true for children of black-white couples, according to a new study in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Rough Discipline, in Black and White

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In a time when questions of racial inequality once again roil the nation, a UC Santa Barbara researcher has found striking evidence that “some aspects of the ‘bad old days’ are not fully behind us.” Dick Startz, a professor of economics at UCSB, reports in a blog post for the Brookings Institution that black children are twice as likely as white children to receive corporal punishment at school.

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African Ancestry Predicts Lung Function in Minority Youth with Asthma

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African ancestry was a significant predictor of lung function said researchers who also found that small particles from smoke and exhaust (PM2.5), the most common cause of health problems from air pollution, were associated with reduced lung function in a nation-wide study of African American and Latino children with asthma. According to research findings published in the American Thoracic Society journal American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, ancestry predicted lung function, but did not modify the effect that environmental exposures had on lung function.

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Maya Healers’ Conception of Cancer May Help Bridge Gap in Multicultural Settings Care

Understanding and integrating patients’ cultural beliefs into cancer treatment plans may help improve their acceptance of and adherence to treatment in multicultural settings. Researchers examined traditional Maya healers’ understanding of cancer and published their findings online today in the Journal of Global Oncology.

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Does Student Race Affect “Gifted” Assignment?

Even among elementary school students with high standardized test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading. However, when black students are taught by a black classroom teacher, the racial gap in gifted assignment largely disappears, according to new research published today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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Bullying Hinders Positive Youth Development for Sexual-Minority Youth

When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development—and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these adolescents, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have found.

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Flint Water Crisis Never Would Have Happened in Affluent White Neighborhood, UB Expert Says

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University of Arizona Sociologists: Teen Pregnancy Not an Isolated Issue

Christina Diaz and Jeremy E. Fiel found that socioeconomic disadvantage may reduce the effect young motherhood has on how successful a person is academically, and also what wages can be expected in the future.

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New Data Show Blacks Are at Higher Risk for First Stroke

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Research shows blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites.