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‘Least Desirable’? How Racial Discrimination Plays Out In Online Dating

“Looking at 2014 data, dating website OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder wrote that user data showed most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races and ethnicities. Similarly, Asian men fell at the bottom…

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‘I’m Prejudiced,’ He Said. Then We Kept Talking.

Heather C. McGhee, founder of Demos, relates her evolving relationship with a caller who recognized his prejudices and wanted to change.

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Stereotypic symbols could act as “primers” for other stereotypes.

Dr. Chu Kim-Prieto,  assistant professor of psychology at The College of New Jersey, tested to see if simply observing and reading about Native American sports symbols would increase respondents’ prejudices about Asian-Americans, an unrelated racial group at TCNJ and at…

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The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy by Yawo Brown

This essay appropriately follows the last Continuing Conversation (January 4, 2016) which focused on white supremacy.  Learn about Chad Crow, “the super chill grandson of Jim Crow.”  Among other things Yawo Brown clarifies the distinction between racism and prejudice, explaining…

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I Don’t Trust White People, Even the Liberals, and Science Backs Me up.

Makini King summarizes the work of social psychologists John Dovidio and Samuel Gaertner on aversion racism, “the conflict that Whites experience between their denial of personal prejudice and their underlying unconscious negative feelings towards and about Blacks.”

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