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A new study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests many people unconsciously harbor racist attitudes, even though they see themselves as tolerant and egalitarian.
"This study, and a lot of research in social psychology, suggests that there are still really a lot of negative associations with blacks," said Kerry Kawakami, associate professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, and lead author of the study. "People are willing to tolerate racism and not stand up against it."
The study is consistent with decades of psychology research pointing to the same thing: People are really bad at predicting their own actions in socially sensitive situations.
Originally posted by times up?
Is it just me or is this essentially saying that only non-blacks can be racist?
as anyone can be racist
Just seems like just another attempt to heap more guilt on folks, and what bad timing to as there are many still patting themselves on the back after helping to elect a black president.
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
I have found that balcks, asians, and latinos are just as racists as white.
- Parsons, Winston Smith's neighbour (on being convicted of a Thoughtcrime).
Keep away from me, Smith. I’m an agent of Goldstein. I didn’t know it myself. Thoughtcrime is so insidious. It just creeps up on you. My daughter found it out. Very proud of her. Very grateful I’ve been discovered before it’s too late.
Keep away from me, Smith. I’m a white supremacist. I didn’t know it myself. Racism is so insidious. It just creeps up on you. My daughter found it out. Very proud of her. Very grateful I’ve been discovered before it’s too late.