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Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement. A few days later, United States Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after a video taken out of context showed her regaling an audience with a story about how…   » Continue Reading

Researchers explore the role of religion in mobilizing African American and Latino voters

Researchers explore the role of religion in mobilizing African American and Latino voters

The Sunday morning worship at Red Memorial* progresses like many services in African-American churches. Parishioners sing classic hymns, clapping and swaying along to the music. The pastor, the Rev. Red, greets the congregation the same way she does each week.

From their views on the White House to the playground, children need mentors’ help to reject stereotypes

From their views on the White House to the playground, children need mentors’ help to reject stereotypes

Adults often think children live in a color or gender blind world, but children begin to detect race during their first year of life and show signs of stereotyping by age three, says psychologist Rebecca Bigler, director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab. Bigler researches the formation and consequences…   » Continue Reading