Lisa Leslie

University of Minnesota What does your research focus on? In my research, I use a social cognition perspective to understand issues related to diversity in organizations. More specifically, I am interested in people’s tendency to use social categories (e.g., gender, race, parental status) to form often erroneous perceptions and More

How To Defuse a Hateful Slur

I grew up in a town, and a time, with a great deal of racial and ethnic tension, and I heard hateful slurs constantly at school.  African-Americans, then politely called Negroes, were disparaged as niggers, and Italian-Americans, as wops or guineas. The Puerto Ricans in the neighboring communities were spics. More