Anti-racism campaigns increase bias: study
Message of tolerance proves more effective
By DEREK ABMA, Postmedia News July 9, 2011
Touting the benefits of tolerance, as opposed to trying to shame people for their prejudices, can be more effective in reducing racism, suggests a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto.
Aggressive anti-racism campaigns might actually increase bias toward other groups, while messages emphasizing the personal stake one has in a more open-minded society can be most effective, says the paper, which will appear in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science.
Or maybe “People don’t like being told what to do,” as opposed to “anti-racism campaigns increase bias.” I’d be curious to see the demographics of the “non-black” people.