White liberals more likely to 'patronize' minorities

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Cimarron

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White liberals present themselves as less competent when addressing minorities, while conservatives use the same vocabulary no matter what the race of their audience, according to a newly released study.

Yale and Princeton researchers found that white Democratic presidential candidates and self-identified liberals played down their competence when speaking to minorities, using fewer words that conveyed accomplishment and more words that expressed warmth.

On the other hand, there were no significant differences in how white conservatives, including Republican presidential candidates, spoke to white versus minority audiences.

“White liberals self-present less competence to minorities than to other Whites — that is, they patronize minorities stereotyped as lower status and less competent,” according to the study’s abstract.

Cydney Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, said she was surprised by the findings of the study, which sought to discover how “well-intentioned whites” interact with minorities.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/28/white-liberals-patronize-minorities-downplaying-co/



The researchers then set up an experiment in which white liberals were asked to respond to hypothetical individuals named “Emily” and “Lakisha.”

“Liberal individuals were less likely to use words that would make them appear highly competent when the person they were addressing was presumed to be black rather than white,” said the release. “No significant differences were seen in the word selection of conservatives based on the presumed race of their partner.”
 

CocoCincinnati

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Interesting that the biased study defines liberals / Democrats as "well-intentioned", thereby making the inference that conservatives / Republicans are NOT well-intentioned.
Infer is not exactly correct. The study didn't imply that in any way, you simply assumed it with absolutely no evidence to it at all.
 

Cimarron

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Interesting that the biased study defines liberals / Democrats as "well-intentioned", thereby making the inference that conservatives / Republicans are NOT well-intentioned.
I didn't read it that way?

Cydney Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, said she was surprised by the findings of the study, which sought to discover how “well-intentioned whites” interact with minorities.