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When psychologists talk about bias, they use three technical categories: stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. , “black people are good at sports,” “Jews are cheap”). Prejudice is an emotional bias, disliking someone because of their group identity. And discrimination is how we act on the first two. Sexual prejudice isn’t terribly common—male chauvinists don’t dislike women, they just have particular ideas about their capabilities and how they should behave—but with race, stereotypes tend to go hand-in-hand with prejudice.

But I’ve also observed that, at many of these schools, such initiatives have not been as successful as their creators intended. Often, they have been trial-anderror endeavors whose outcomes were not measured and whose results, therefore, were uncertain. ” Independent School, vol. 67, Fall 2007, pp. 14–17. Reproduced by permission. 62 of commitment, nor is it a question of believing in the importance of diversity work, nor is it from an absence of academic study and research. ” How exactly do we help students navigate the inclusive classroom and community?

Factors like Obama’s eloquence and inexperience and Clinton’s policy mastery and her association with the ambivalent legacy of her husband have played a larger role in how the race has been talked about. And indeed, this presidential contest can be seen as the country’s attempt to lurch beyond a blinkered, monolithic identity politics. But in a campaign in which it’s hard to find many substantive policy differences between the leading Democratic contenders, it’s notable how well the psychological research on bias predicts America Is More Sexist than Racist 33 The Democratic primary contest between now-president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is viewed as the country’s attempt to go beyond the identity politics of race and sex.

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