News tagged with discrimination
New analysis published by the UK journal Reproductive Health Matters shows that the criminalisation of abortion in Poland has led to the development of a vast illegal private sector with no controls on price, quality of car ...
Health May 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(PhysOrg.com) -- People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University.
Health Apr 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—As if the physical woes that accompany obesity aren't bad enough, many obese Americans say they face discrimination and stigma because of their weight, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll f ...
Health Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Racial discrimination may be harmful to your health, according to new research from Rice University sociologists Jenifer Bratter and Bridget Gorman.
Health Jan 12, 2012 | 3 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Exposure to stress can increase the risk for violent behaviors and depressive symptoms for African-American young adults. Different types of stress, particularly racial discrimination, can influence the ...
Health Jul 16, 2012 | 2.7 / 5 (3) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress)—Blacks who feel mistreated and discriminated against are more likely to abuse alcohol and illegal drugs, and a new study from Purdue University shows this usage can become a problematic ...
Health Nov 15, 2012 | 2.3 / 5 (3) | 8
A new University of Michigan study found that African American men between the ages of 35 and 54 who experience discrimination also suffer from significant levels of depressive symptoms.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 25, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Perceived racial discrimination is associated with an increased risk of sleep disturbance, which may have a negative impact on mental and physical health, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June ...
Health Jun 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues, a new study has found.
Health Apr 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An Indiana University study found that teens and young adults who are members of multiple minority or disadvantaged groups face more discrimination than their more privileged peers and, as a result, report worse mental and ...
Health Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Racial discrimination could lessen the mental-health benefits usually associated with better socio-economic position for African-American men, finds a new study by Darrell L. Hudson, PhD, assistant professor ...
Health Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Discrimination felt by teenagers based on their social class background can contribute to physiologic changes associated with poorer health, according to a new study published online in Psychological Science, a journal of the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Adolescents who grow up in poverty are more likely to report being treated unfairly, and this perception of discrimination is related to harmful changes in physical health, reports a new Cornell study ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study, published in this months American Sociological Review, showed how experiencing racial discrimination increases the risk of crime among young African-American males. More importantly, results found that t ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Medical doctors are as biased against obesity as the general public is, according to a study published Nov. 7 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Janice Sabin from the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues from t ...
Health Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. It involves the actual behaviors towards groups such as excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to another group. The term began to be used as an expression of derogatory racial prejudice in the 1830s from Thomas D. Rice's performances as "Jim Crow".
Since the American Civil War the term 'discrimination' generally evolved in American English usage as an understanding of prejudicial treatment of an individual based solely on their race, later generalized as membership in a certain socially undesirable group or social category.
Discriminatory laws such as redlining exist in many countries. In some places, controversial attempts such as racial quotas have been used to redress negative effects of discrimination.
It should be noted that discrimination is not always against a disadvantaged group. When a majority group (white, male, heterosexual, rich etc.) is discriminated against because they are a member of this group this is usually called reverse discrimination.
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