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Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2014, 7:45AM

A new study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine finds that taking in racism can wear away at white blood cells.

Topics: Health

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2014, 1:29PM

Cultural perceptions about who’s best at tech—and access to the elite public education—are primary factors.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Hip-Hop Meets Science at a High School in the Bronx

Hip-Hop Meets Science at a High School in the Bronx

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 11:35AM

Columbia Professor Dr. Chris Emdin is piloting an innovative approach to science curriculum at Bronx Compass High School.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch This Adorable Video From Crazy Aunt Lindsey

Watch This Adorable Video From Crazy Aunt Lindsey

by Von Diaz on September 20 2013, 3:34PM

And teach your kids to make butter in the process!

Topics: /NOW

First Latina to Send Hello Kitty (Almost) Into Space

First Latina to Send Hello Kitty (Almost) Into Space

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 3:40PM

Lauren Rojas of Antioch, Calif., wanted to test the effects of altitute on air pressure and temperature for school.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Should Young Black Women Strive to Be Steve Jobs--or to Do Better? [Reader Forum]

Should Young Black Women Strive to Be Steve Jobs—or to Do Better? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on August 6 2012, 9:16AM

Colorlines.com readers discuss an exciting program that’s giving young black women the tech skills that nobody else will, and how few truly positive tech-sector role models these kids have.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Can a Black Girl Be the Next Steve Jobs?

Can a Black Girl Be the Next Steve Jobs?

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2012, 9:48AM

A new Oakland-based non-profit thinks so. And it’s breaking down the “brogrammer” stereotype, one website at a time.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Dubious, Dangerous Science of Race Lives On, Says Scholar

The Dubious, Dangerous Science of Race Lives On, Says Scholar

by Julianne Hing on September 23 2011, 9:51AM

Northwestern University’s Dorothy Roberts warns in a new book that too much mainstream science still accepts the idea that human beings are divided into fundamentally different groups. She explains to Colorlines.com why that’s a problem.

Topics: Health, Technology

U.S. Gov. Secretly Infected Thousands of Guatemalans with STDs

U.S. Gov. Secretly Infected Thousands of Guatemalans with STDs

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2011, 12:33PM

Government scientists infected 5,500 Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea between 1946 and 1948 to study the effects of penicillin, according to recent findings of a U.S. presidential panel.

Topics: Global Affairs

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

by Rod McCullom on May 26 2011, 9:42AM

Recent weeks have witnessed a series of striking advancements in developing a vaccine for the 30-year-old epidemic that’s ravaging black neighborhoods.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

The Pseudoscience of

The Pseudoscience of “Black Women Are Less Attractive”

by Akiba Solomon on May 17 2011, 12:33PM

A London School of Economics psychology professor creates bar graphs to show how black women are uglier than women of other races. Psychology Today publishes it. Sigh.

Topics: Gender, Media

HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

by Linda Villarosa on November 24 2010, 3:15PM

Scientists and advocates alike are abuzz about a study showing a pill-a-day regimen’s success in blocking transmission.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Jose Hernandez Crosses Borders Beyond the Stars

by Donna Hernandez on September 2 2009, 2:46PM

More than forty years after the first space launch to the moon, Jose Hernandez, a Californian-born American astronaut born to Mexican immigrants, joins Discovery’s 37th mission to space. This flight marks the first time that two Mexican-American astronauts have…

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The science and myth of race

by Michelle Chen on July 22 2009, 5:28PM

Recent advancements in medicine and technology might give the impression that we’re moving toward a belief in shared human potential and societal progress. But when it comes to race, the fruits of modernity could easily be used to promote…

Topics: Health

Color-blinders: race, genes and justice

by Michelle Chen on May 5 2009, 9:40PM

When, why and for whom does race matter? Those questions crop up every time the public receives a new batch of data tracing connections between race and inequality, especially in the realm of academic achievement. At Slate, William Saletan,…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Branching out in the stem cell debate

by Michelle Chen on March 11 2009, 1:45PM

President Obama’s executive order to open up federal funding for stem cell research has been widely hailed as a watershed for scientific integrity and medical advancement. Yet, while much of the popular focus has been on using embryonic stem…

Topics: Health

Racial Justice Setting the Table for Genetic Technologies

by Guest Columnist on August 7 2008, 7:19AM

By Truc Thanh Nguyen If you had asked me a year ago, what I thought about genetic technologies in relation to social justice - I would have responded, “Genetic what….? That is a conversation for class privileged folks–we’re busy still…

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Kenneth Miller Compares Proponents of “Intelligent Design” to “Welfare Queens”

by Rinku Sen on July 3 2008, 8:07AM

Stephen Colbert is my hero! On last night’s broadcast, a repeat from June 16, Colbert did the kind of thing that I almost never rely on white media figures to do. He was interviewing Kenneth Miller, who wrote a…

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Building a DNA Databank of People of Color

by Guest Columnist on July 2 2008, 9:56AM

And the meeting kept on getting even more disturbing. There were reports of DNA dragnets where police ask groups of people to “voluntarily” give their DNA samples to be tested for innocence (profiles which will then permanently remain in the databanks), the surreptitious and involuntary collecting of DNA left behind on cigarette butts and spit, and companies like DNAWitness who promise to construct probabilistic phenotypic profiles of perpetrators from crime site DNA samples based on problematic assumptions about genes, race and phenotype.

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DNA Founder, James Watson, More Racist Than We Thought

by Jonathan Adams on June 2 2008, 8:20AM

Henry Louis Gates, editor of TheRoot.com and host of the series African American Lives, a geneological quest of Black celebrities, is continuing his pursuit of race in biological terms. Today, Gates released an interview with Dr. James Watson, founder…

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