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racial disparities

Homicides soar in states with 'Stand Your Ground' laws

September 16, 2013 - A new report documents an overall rise in homicides in states that have passed versions of the controversial self-defense law. The increase in "justifiable" homicides has been especially dramatic in some Southern states, and African Americans have borne the brunt of the increase in deadly violence.

Health care disparities: Who loses their legs?

June 10, 2008 - A growing body of evidence shows what many already know: the color of your skin, and the place you live, plays a big role in the quality of health care you receive. But just how serious is the health care gap?