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In 2020 Democratic race for president, virtually all the barriers are gone


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US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the Massachusetts Democratic Coordinated Campaign election night party at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on November 6, 2018.

Less-experienced Democrats still must demonstrate presidential gravitas. But social media has magnified their opportunity to do so quickly and inexpensively.

The party’s ideological diversity has shrunk nearly as much as its demographic diversity has grown. In particular, divides on social issues have all but disappeared amid revolutionary changes in public sentiment.

The result: a…

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Black student told her skin was 'too dark' sues Kansas school district for race discrimination



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An African-American girl who was allegedly told that her skin was “too dark” to perform during a school dance has filed a racial …
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Role of Donor Race in Liver Transplant Outcomes in African American Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma


By The ASCO Post
Posted: 1/14/2019 12:17:46 PM
Last Updated: 1/14/2019 5:43:30 PM

  • Five years after transplant, 64.2% of patients with matched donor-recipient race were still alive, compared with 56.9% of patients with unmatched donor-recipient race.
  • On average, patients with matched donor-recipient race lived 4.75 years longer after transplant than the unmatched patients, with a median overall survival of 135 months vs 78 months.
  • African American transplant recipients had 34% greater odds of long-term survival when the donor’s race was the same. African Americans who received a liver from a white donor—the most common race among donors—had a reported 53% increased risk of death.

Among African American adults undergoing liver…

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In breast-cancer prevention, race matters


IMAGE: Ohio State researcher Tasleem Padamsee explored underlying disparities that contribute to African-American women at high risk of breast cancer receiving less preventive care.
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Credit: The Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, Ohio – African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests.

“African-American women faced additional burdens at every step along the risk-management journey,” researchers from The Ohio State University wrote in a newly published study in the journal Ethnicity & Health.

The study included in-depth interviews with 50 women – 30 white, 20 black – deemed at high risk…

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House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks



The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King’s future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman’s recent comments in defense of white supremacy.

“That language has no place in America. That is not the America I know and it’s most definitely not the party of Lincoln,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “Action will be taken. I’m having a serious conversation with congressman Steve King.”

King was quoted in The New York Times last week as saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King has insisted he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism.

He said it was a…

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African American Man Shot in Car-to-Car Shooting Killed Because of Race, Authorities Say


Authorities say a man fatally shot on a freeway on his way home from work in August was targeted because of his race.

Samuel Ferguson, 27, of Cerritos, was killed Aug. 20 in a car-to-car shooting on the 91 Freeway by a documented gang member who prosecutors say was targeting African Americans.

“And of today it still doesn’t make sense,” said Ferguson’s brother, Byron. “Knowing that somebody’s shooting people for no reason at all, based after race, just doesn’t sit well with me.”

Added Donna Cunningham, the victim’s sister: “I can’t even wrap my mind around what he must have felt like knowing someone was chasing him, firing several rounds at his car just because of the color of his skin.”

Car-to-Car Shooting in Cerritos Leaves One Person Dead

The Fergusons are relieved that the suspect is behind…

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