Monday, June 6, 2011

Redefining bias in light of poverty

By Esther Cepeda
Posted: 06/05/2011 08:15:55 PM PDT
Updated: 06/05/2011 08:18:40 PM PDT

Scholars from the Harvard Business School and Tufts University's department of psychology recently confirmed the obvious in contemporary American race relations. The title of their report, "Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing," pretty much says it all.
Published late last month in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, the report by Michael Norton and Samuel Sommers says whites believe that as bias against blacks decreased in the last six decades, intentional discrimination against whites has increased. Whites now see anti-white bias as a bigger societal problem than anti-black bias.
Claims of reverse-racism are as old as the first anti-discrimination laws.

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