Saturday, February 21, 2009

Eradicating implicit racial bias

Today's NYT includes an op ed piece describing a study done by 3 major universities which found that most whites seem to have a hidden racial bias (pro white).

The study found that learning to see people as individuals diminished discrimination.

Another study described by the article found that whites who are so worried about appearing prejudiced that they act colorblind around blacks, avoiding talking about race even when race is relevant, are viewed by blacks as more prejudiced than whites who do not behave in this way.

The role of diverse schools is obvious.

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