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This year could be the "tipping point" when the number of babies born to minorities will outnumber that of babies born to whites, demographers said Wednesday. Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years. The numbers are growing because immigration to the U.S. has boosted the number of Hispanic women in their prime childbearing years.
One-third of pregnant women in the United States suffer from pregnancy-related complications each year, the report says. Amnesty International report calls for better maternal care in United States "Women are more likely to die than in 40 other countries," Amnesty says CDC: Whites' mortality rate is 9.5 per 100,000 pregnancies, blacks' rate is 32.7
Police arrest protesters at a school board meeting Tuesday in Raleigh, North Carolina. Activists arrested protesting new education policy in North Carolina Wake County School Board recently voted to end busing
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"Pain empathy is basically feeling someone else's pain," says Carmen Green, M.D.,"This paper tells us that race plays a role in pain empathy." If you see someone being hit, your nervous system responds as if you had been hit too Study subjects appeared to feel less empathy for pain of person of a different skin color Expert: Findings suggest racial differences could play a role in some doctor-patient interactions
At the Children's Research Lab at the University of Texas, a database is kept on thousands of families in the Austin area who have volunteered to be available for scholarly research. In 2006 Birgitte Vittrup recruited from the database about a hundred families, all of whom were Caucasian with a child 5 to 7 years old. The goal of Vittrup's study was to learn if typical children's videos with multicultural storylines have any beneficial effect on children's racial attitudes.
WASHINGTON -- Whither the American youth vote? A year after supporting Barack Obama for president by an overwhelming 2-to-1 ratio, young adults are cooling quickly toward his Democrats amid dissatisfaction over the lack of change in Washington and an escalating war in Afghanistan . A study by the Pew Research Center, being released Wednesday, highlights the eroding support from 18- to 29-year- olds whose strong turnout in November 2008 was read by some demographers as the start of a new Democratic movement.
Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility By David M. Walker Hardcover, 240 pages Random House List price: $26.00 When you give a speech, you're usually trying to deliver a few applause lines and maybe a laugh or two. But when I went out on the road to talk about America's financial crisis, I counted my talk successful if it induced something else: shocked silence. It wasn't that hard to pull off.
By James Vaznis, Globe staff