Thoughtful people more likely to infer improvements in race relations
According to a recent poll, a majority of Americans believe that there is still at least some racism against African Americans in this country. But new research shows that people are more likely to deny the persistence of racism after being exposed to a successful African American. The study demonstrate that when white people are exposed to images of exceptionally successful blacks, they quickly infer that racial disparity is not due to the persistence of racism, but rather due to shortcomings in the African American Community.
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