Monday, February 1, 2016

Do White College Students Believe Stereotypes About Minorities?

Researchers found that they bought into the trope that Asian Americans are more competent, and blacks and Latinos need to “work harder.”

Asian American students are “cold but competent.” Latinos and blacks “need to work harder to move up.”

At least, that’s how their white peers at the country’s elite colleges and universities see them, according to a new study by Baylor University researchers. The study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen, a survey of 898 participants from 27 prestigious American universities in which respondents rated their opinions of Asian, black, and Latino Americans based on work ethic, intelligence, and perseverance.

Read the story here.

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