The Sacramento Bee:
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.
With the recent economic insecurity, it’s not surprising that majorities are looking to blame minorities for real and perceived stunted prosperity. Sometimes, they can even point to concrete evidence of bias.
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