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  • Nation´s top sociologist: Obamacare is an ´anti-poverty program´ for blacks, Latinos

    08/08/2013 10:33:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/13 | Paul Bedard
    Obamacare is an "anti-poverty program" aiding poor blacks and Latinos, especially in inner cities, and will help those minorities win health insurance they otherwise wouldn´t get, according to Harvard´s — and the nation´s — leading expert on poverty. In a paper that marks the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking study of the poor, "The Truly Disadvantaged," Harvard sociologist William Julius Wilson said that without Obamacare and the president´s first-term stimulus programs, poverty in the nation would be far worse. "Quite frankly, I think that Obama´s programs have prevented poverty, including concentrated poverty, from rapidly rising, Drudge: Megyn Kelly to Take
  • Sociologist Debunks Myths on U.S. Christianity (Things are actually going well)

    07/27/2010 10:44:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2010 | Lillian Kwon
    Things aren't as bad in American Christianity as many say it is, according to one sociologist. Christianity isn't on the brink of extinction, divorce rates of Christians aren't equal to that of non-Christians and churches are not losing young people – at least not to the extent that some fear. That isn't to say there aren't any problems in the church. But Bradley R. E. Wright wants all the facts to be laid out before any judgment calls are made. In his newly released book Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites ... and Other Lies You've Been Told, Wright reveals that many...
  • Best Female Figure Not an Hourglass

    12/03/2008 8:36:45 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 133 replies · 10,773+ views
    An imperfect body might be just what the doctor ordered for women and key to their economic success, an anthropologist now says. While pop culture seems to worship the hourglass figure for females, with a tiny waist, big boobs and curvy hips à la Marilyn Monroe, this may not be optimal, says Elizabeth Cashdan of the University of Utah. That's because the hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist. So in societies and situations where women are under pressure to procure...