Black adults who grew up socially disadvantaged and poor in the American South are more likely to experience cognitive decline as they age than white people with a similar background. Researchers report socioeconomic status, race, and childhood factors play a significant role in cognitive decline associated with aging.
The older an adult believes a Black child to be, the more likely they are to believe the child is exhibiting angry emotions, even when they are not. The same emotional perception shift does not occur when an adult sees an image of a white child.
Researchers contend racism is a deeply American problem and identify seven factors that contribute to racism in the U.S today. Of the seven factors, the most insidious, researchers say, is passivism, which includes apathy towards systems of racial advantage or denial that those systems exist.
A new study reveals blacks are five times more likely, and Latinos four times more likely, to fear police brutality than whites. The fear of experiencing police brutality by minorities also exacts an emotional toll that is pervasive, yet largely hidden from view. The emotional burden leads to an increase in psychological and physical health consequences, as well as behavioral changes.
"Routinely blaming mass shootings on mental illness is unfounded and stigmatizing. Research has shown that only a very small percentage of violent acts are committed by people who are diagnosed with, or in treatment for, mental illness."
Using fear as a political platform has created a resurgence in feelings of tribalism. The utilization of fear as a political tool is uninformed, illogical and can result in increased social violence. A new study looks at the impact of the politics of fear on tribalism.
Researchers look into how racially stereotypical appearances and prejudice affect outcomes for students in STEM fields.
A new study reports people perceive black men as bigger and more of a threat than white men of similar size. Researchers believe the findings may help explain why black men are more likely to be shot by police.
A new study reports on a link between racial discrimination and suicidal ideation within the African American community.