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Race is often used as medical shorthand for how bodies work. Some doctors want to change that.

Using race as a medical shorthand is at best imprecise and at worst harmful, and a conversation is unfolding nationally among lawmakers, scientists, and doctors who say one of the best things patients can do is ask if and how race is factored into their care.... Read more»

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Analysis

U.S. schools are not racially integrated, despite decades of effort

Nearly seven decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the court’s declared goal of integrated education is still not yet achieved.... Read more»

Multiracial residents are changing the face of the U.S.

The number of Americans who identified as more than one race nearly doubled to 13.5 million people between 2010 and 2020, and did double or more in 34 states and the District of Columbia.... Read more»

Arizonans enroll in All of Us program to increase diversity in medical research

Arizona researchers are taking part in the All of Us program – an effort by the National Institutes of Health to collect data from at least 1 million people of different races, ages and backgrounds to help researchers find cures for a multitude of conditions.... Read more»

Arizona Senate approves bill requiring teachers to post curriculum online

Citing a need for academic transparency, Senate Republicans on Monday approved a bill that would require teachers to post all their lesson plans and materials online for parental review, despite some reservations.... Read more»

Guest opinion

What will 2022 bring in the way of misinformation on social media? 3 experts weigh in

It seemed hard to imagine a worse year than 2020 for misinformation on social media - but 2021 proved up to the task, starting with the Jan. 6 insurrection and continuing with copious amounts of falsehoods and distortions about COVID-19 vaccines - and 2022 is almost here.... Read more»

Black Lives Matter, pandemic inequalities drive racial impact laws

More states are trying to assess the racial impact of new laws, as the consciousness of many legislators has been raised by the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on minorities. ... Read more»

Recreational marijuana sales race ahead, but industry equity falls behind

Sales of recreational marijuana are surging at Arizona retailers that, after selling medical marijuana for nearly a decade, now accommodate a crop of new customers the state estimates could push revenue to $1 billion in two years.... Read more»

Racial equity is key to helping homeless during the pandemic

Leading national experts have said racial equity should be at the center of homeless responses during the COVID-19 pandemic — a recognition that people of color are disproportionately affected by both homelessness and the coronavirus. Here’s a look at the issues.... Read more»

Pandemic, Trump and racism drive voter turnout in some tribal communities

Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country, where voters said they were especially motivated because of the COVID-19 pandemic and issues of race.... Read more»

Data shows Arizona’s racial inequities in education, poverty, prisons

Data suggests that inequities between whites and people of color in Arizona stretch far beyond interactions with police.... Read more»

Couple planning to sue Phoenix for police brutality rejects apologies from mayor, chief

A Phoenix couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said Monday the city hasn’t done enough to make up for the terrifying incident, despite apologies by the mayor and chief of police.... Read more»

Is this election really all about race and national identity?

There are several ways to parse this year’s presidential election. Many see Obama’s policies of inclusion as undermining whites’ view of citizenship... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The last race war: 2012 the final gasp of Whites-Only Republicanism

It’s the last hurrah for white guys, something that’s good – even for them. The Republican Southern Strategy is now breathing its final gasp. Good riddance. ... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

Romney chooses whites-only election strategy

In a risky move, Mitt Romney has chosen to go all-in with white voters. But he’ll have to walk the fine line of racial pandering and denying it. Americans no longer elect overt racists. ... Read more»5

Panel OKs Franks' bill to ban abortions based on race, gender

A House committee Thursday approved a bill to ban abortions based on the gender or race of the child, a practice that Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called one of the greatest threats to civil rights in the country.... Read more»

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