Study Finds People Believe Themselves to Be Less Racist Than Is Actually the Case


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A new study led by a social psychologist at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, has found that most people fail to recognize their own racism and believe themselves to be less racist than is actually the case. Across three experiments. the research team surveyed participants and asked if they had ever participated in various activities such as laughing at a racist joke or using a racial slur. Several months later, the participants were provided with a list of racist behaviors that purportedly were done by a fellow student but were in fact based on the participants own behavior. The resu...