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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Research Says Blacks Never Had It Easy in the U.S.

According to a study by Steven Gabbidon and Steven Peterson from Penn State Harrisburg, blacks have a lower life expectancy than whites, are more likely to be victims of violent crime, and suffer higher rates of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Their "Living While Black" index compared quality of life measure against stressors.

The researchers conclude that although public policy might be used more effectively to help blacks, "religious faith among blacks already provides an effective buffer against life's stresses." Amen to that. (Wash Post)

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