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Why Churches Remain the Most Racially Segregated Institutions in America

Why Churches Remain the Most Racially Segregated Institutions in America

A new study led by a sociologist at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has found that church congregations that make an effort to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of their membership tend to lose more members than they gain.

Documentary Prepared by Baylor University Students Examines a 1916 Lynching

Documentary Prepared by Baylor University Students Examines a 1916 Lynching

After Jesse Washington, a Black teenager, was sentenced to death for the raping and killing of his boss’s wife, he was dragged out of Waco, Texas, courtroom and lynched in front of more than 10,000 spectators.

Death by Cop: New University Study Tabulates the Data

Death by Cop: New University Study Tabulates the Data

A new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the Baylor College of Medicine found that between 1999 and 2013, 5,511 people were killed by law enforcement officers in the line of duty.

Racial Views of Blacks in Multiracial Congregations Come to Resemble the Opinions of Whites

Racial Views of Blacks in Multiracial Congregations Come to Resemble the Opinions of Whites

According to a new study by researchers at three leading universities, explanations for inequality among members of multiracial church congregations become more similar across groups, coming to resemble the views of the Whites.

People Who Go to Large Churches Tend to Discount Discrimination as Responsible for Racial Inequality

People Who Go to Large Churches Tend to Discount Discrimination as Responsible for Racial Inequality

A study by researchers at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and the University of Southern California finds that people in churches with congregations of more than 2,000 tend to believe that racial inequality is not due to discrimination.

Black Physician at the University of Alabama Birmingham Leading Major Research Project

Black Physician at the University of Alabama Birmingham Leading Major Research Project

Alan Tita, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is leading research into the potential benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment directed at mild chronic hypertenion during pregnancy.

Baylor University Archive of Black Gospel Music to Be Housed at the Smithsonian Museum

Baylor University Archive of Black Gospel Music to Be Housed at the Smithsonian Museum

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has announced that its Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will become a permanent feature of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Inaction by Policymakers Adds to the Black-White Educational Achievement Gap

Inaction by Policymakers Adds to the Black-White Educational Achievement Gap

The study examined efforts by state policymakers to address issues of teacher quality, which has been shown to be a critical factor in improving test scores of Black and minority students. The authors found that only when White students test scores start to decline do state legislators take notice.