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February 4, 2013

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STUDY SHOWS 66% OF DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE RACIALLY BIASED TOWARDS THEIR BLACK PATIENTS

Source:  Black News.com

Nationwide — A recent test given to doctors and nurses showed that 2/3 of them are unconsciously biased against their African American, Hispanic and other minority patients.

During the study, which was published in Annals of Family Medicine, more than 130 primary care doctors and nurse practitioners in the Denver, Colorado area took psychological tests that measure implicit bias toward different racial and ethnic groups. The results were quite shocking!

Just how legit was this test? Very legit! It’s called the Implicit Association Test, and it has been used in more than 700 studies in health care, psychology, market research and political science around the world. The speed in which the test is conducted demonstrates the existence and extent of the test taker’s unconscious bias.

African-American Filmmaker Continues to Garner Critical Acclaim …

2013 New York International Film Festival Awarded Juliette Fairley’s Mulatto‘s Dilemma Best Romantic Comedy

AwardCeremonyPhotoCloseUpSource:  Chloe Feigen PR

Filmmaker Juliette Fairley’s film Mulatto’s Dilemma was awarded Best Romantic Comedy at the 2013 New York International Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles yesterday while her award-winning film screened back east at the New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University.

The film is part of a series of short films about the romantic struggles that bi-racials face in America. “It’s an honor to be recognized for my acting and directing work,” said Fairley who is in pre-production on her fourth film Diary of a Mulatto.

Fairley’s body of work has been endorsed by the likes of Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, Cosby Kid Jasmine Guy and Law & Order Actor Richard Brooks. “Being bi-racial is a timely topic in America right now,” says Fairley whose mother is white and father African American. “Because interracial relationships have been increasing exponentially since 2010.”

 

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