This Stereotype Affects You, Too

I recently agreed to blog on, a large progressive activism site, as one of their regular Race in America contributors. Here’s my first post over there:

This Stereotype Affects You, Too

We all intuitively know that stereotyping based on race is harmful. But surprisingly, there are comparatively few studies that examine how stereotyping occurs — and what is indirect effects might look like.

A new study, though, suggests that stereotyping is a psychological process that actually promotes a broader “stereotyping” attitude that affects all minority communities, not just the ones being actively stereotyped. In other words, my stereotype is your stereotype, too.

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