Category Archives: Race

In/visible Race

“What does this tell you?” is the question posed by one multi-racial/ethnic student in the recent New York Times article, when confronted with surveys attempting to gauge her race. This is an important question that perhaps go neglected when we … Continue reading

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Mixed race, mixed feelings

Recent article from New York Times reporting on students discussing what it means to be mixed-race.  The article presents the now familiar two sides of a continuing exchange: a desire for recognition of a mixed-race identity, and a desire for … Continue reading

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Filed under African, Asian, Identity, Race, White

New CDC Report on Health Disparities and Inequalities in the US

The CDC has just released a report on Health Disparities and Inequalities in the US for a wide range of health problems.   For a brief summary of some of the findings, which highlight that health outcomes are very much influenced … Continue reading

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“recruitmentology”

One of the most thought provoking papers I’ve read in a while is one by Steven Epstein (2008), which explores how policies which mandate inclusion, for example the National Institute for Health guidelines for the inclusion of women and minorities, … Continue reading

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ethnicity and health resources

My first foray into the world of race and ethnicity was through this website called racialicious.  They report on issues of race and ethnicity from a pop culture perspective and provide interesting exposés on topics such as magazines lightening the … Continue reading

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Increasing “racial” diversity in clinical trials

I’m currently writing a paper with my colleague on how to increase the racial diversity in clinical trials.  From the title itself, you can tell there’s a tension in terminology.  Writing from a UK institution for a USA-based journal challenges … Continue reading

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