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Studies and Research collected by Greater Diversity News Editors. The best research from major associations and organizations around the world. To download PDFs and view articles you must register then return to this section.
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POST-9/11 “TURBAN MYTHS” IN AMERICA

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 September 2013 15:26.

New Research Shows Most Americans Misidentify Turban-Wearers In U.S.

PALO ALTO, CALIF. – In a groundbreaking new study titled “Turban Myths,” researchers at SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund) and Stanford University found that 70 percent of Americans misidentify turban-wearers as Muslim (48 percent), Hindu, Buddhist or Shinto.  In fact, almost all men in the U.S. who wear turbans are Sikh Americans, whose faith originated in India.

Attica’s 40-year Legacy: Revisiting the Prison Riot’s Deadly Lessons

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 September 2011 20:02.

BUFFALO, N.Y. Mixing a historic panel of eyewitnesses and survivors with past and present multi-media attractions, the University at Buffalo will mark the 40th anniversary of the most deadly prison riot in the nation’s history with a three-day conference, Sept. 11-13 at UB and other Buffalo college campuses, a short drive away from the prison. “I hope we can begin the process of healing the wounds that this event inflicted,” says UB law professor Teresa A. Miller, lead conference organizer who has been behind prison walls about 35 times in the last two years filming a documentary and acting as a state-appointed advisor to men serving life sentences for second-degree murder at Attica State Prison.

Supporting Leadership that Promotes Racial Justice

Written by Deborah Meehan on Friday, 01 October 2010 10:55.

Leadership Learning CommunityOakland made the headlines again this summer when a jury delivered a verdict of involuntary manslaughter in the trial of Johannes Mehserle.  Mehserle, a BART police officer, was on trial for shooting Oscar Grant, a young, African American in 2009. 

New Report: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

Written by www.leadershipforanewera.org on Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:51.

New Report: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial JusticeLeadership for a New Era, or LNE, is a collaborative research initiative launched by the Leadership Learning Community that focuses on understanding how leadership can become more inclusive, networked and collective.

Between Two Worlds - How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

Written by The Pew Hispanic Center on Friday, 05 February 2010 12:24.

Between Two Worlds How Young Latinos Come of Age in AmericaHispanics are the largest and youngest minority group in the United States. One- in-five schoolchildren is Hispanic. One-in-four newborns is Hispanic. Never before in this country’s history has a minority ethnic group made up so large a share of the youngest Americans. By force of numbers alone, the kinds of adults these young Latinos become will help shape the kind of society America becomes in the 21st century.
Full study online at GreaterDiversity.com/pdf/two-worlds.pdf

Social Networks Help Hispanics Prepare for Disasters

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 18 December 2009 13:42.

FINDINGS:
Historically, authorities have used broad media campaigns to encourage the public to prepare for disasters — an approach that has proven largely ineffective. For this new study, UCLA researchers sought to test novel, culturally tailored, informal social networking approaches to improve disaster preparedness, using data on 231 Hispanics in Los Angeles County.

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