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Racial Discrimination And Excessive Force

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 April 2009 15:29.

Incident On School Bus Exemplifies Dangers Of Using Police In Schools

Southaven, Mississippi Police Sergeant Tomas Aguilar and Officer Lee HolidaySOUTHAVEN, Miss. (ACLU) – In an egregious example of excessive and unwarranted use of force by police against students in a school setting,  responded to an argument between three students on the bus by arresting a half-dozen black students, choking and tackling a black female student and threatening to shoot the 30 students on the bus between their eyes. The entire incident was captured on videotape by a surveillance camera on the front of the bus.

Finding a Stereotype That Is True: Mexicans More Sociable than Americans

Written by University of Washington on Friday, 01 May 2009 15:44.

Stereotypes often paint a partial or false picture of an individual or group. But now researchers have found evidence that supports a stereotype held by many in the United States – that Mexicans are more outgoing, talkative, sociable and extroverted. The finding also contradicts the way many Mexicans view themselves as being less extroverted than Americans. 

Teach Your Children Well: Focused, Happier Kids Grow Up to be Healthier Adults

Written by American Psychological Association (APA) on Friday, 08 May 2009 14:35.

National Collaborative Perinatal ProjectChildren who can stay focused and don’t sweat the small stuff have a better shot at good health in adulthood -- and this is especially true for girls, according to a new study. “Certain characteristics already evident early in life are likely to spark positive or negative emotions, and also influence biological and behavioral responses to stress,” said lead author Laura D. Kubzansky, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health.

“Race Overwhelms Everything:” PhD Grad Studies Impact of Black Sororities

Written by Indiana State University on Friday, 08 May 2009 14:40.

Rosiline Floyd knows about overcoming challenges in her life, and she learned about other women doing the same. Floyd graduates May 9 with her doctorate from Indiana State University and in her research she concentrated on others who are also overcoming challenges. In a small sampling of students at three universities, she found black women encounter racism on predominantly white campuses but that belonging to a black sorority, formally known as a women's fraternal organization, helped them to stay in college and achieve their goals.

Study to Examine What Makes Kids Thrive Or Struggle

Written by Dalhousie University on Friday, 29 May 2009 14:43.

“What we want to understand is what makes the difference in kids’ lives,” says Michael Ungar, the Dalhousie professor who leads an international team of resilience researchers. “How do we get them the right services so it’s going to make a difference?” Labels were starting to be affixed to 14-year-old Jesse; the Grade 8 student known to play with a switchblade was known as “dangerous” by younger kids in his neighborhood, and as “disruptive” by his teachers, when he made it to school at all.

Parental Separation Anxiety: Tips on How to Cope with Sending a Child Off to College

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 29 May 2009 14:45.

While some fathers and mothers fear the experience of sending their child off to college will be a traumatic one, it doesn’t have to be, said Mark Thompson, director of Colgate University’s Counseling & Psychological Services and father of a current college student. “There are definitely healthy ways for today’s involved parents to stay connected with their sons and daughters, and maintain their distance — and sanity — at the same time,” he said.