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Yale study: White liberals use ‘less competent’ language with blacks — but conservatives don’t
The Blaze ^ | November 27, 2018 | Dave Urbanski

Posted on 11/27/2018 3:21:18 PM PST by TBP

White liberals behave with less competence around black people “in an effort to get along,” according to a new study by a Yale professor.

Yale Insights offered the following summary of the study by Cydney H. Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management: “White Liberals Present Themselves as Less Competent in Interactions with African-Americans.”

It’s about language The study further suggests that white Americans who hold liberal socio-political views tend to use words that make them appear less competent when they’re around racial minorities — but no significant differences were seen in conservatives’ word selections, the outlet added.

“It was kind of an unpleasant surprise to see this subtle but persistent effect,” Dupree told Yale Insights. “Even if it’s ultimately well-intentioned, it could be seen as patronizing.”

What does the study say is behind this behavior? Dupree and her co-author, Susan Fiske of Princeton University, said this behavior is the result of liberals’ desire to connect with other races, the outlet noted.

The authors describe it as a “competence downshift” — which occurs regardless of race when people desire to appear likeable and friendly, Yale Insights noted. However, Dupree added to the outlet that it’s also possible that “this is happening because people are using common stereotypes in an effort to get along.”

More from Yale Insights:

Initial data from follow-up studies suggest that describing a black person as highly intelligent, thus reversing the stereotype, or as already highly motivated to get along with whites, thus removing the need to prove goodwill, can reduce the likelihood that a white person will downplay their competence in their interactions with the black person.

Now, Dupree is working to understand how these behaviors play out in real-world organizations: for example, whether medical professionals engage in this behavior when interacting with minority patients and how corporate executives present themselves to minority peers. She is also testing the efficacy of this possibly strategic behavior: for example, do black receivers of white liberals’ competence downshift see this behavior as demeaning or endearing?

“There’s a lot of research focused on biased individuals and how holding bias, especially implicit bias, can influence social interactions,” Dupree added to the outlet. “But that leaves a lot of people out. My hope is that this work will help include well-intentioned people who see themselves as allies but who may be unwittingly contributing to group divides. There is a broader need to include them in the conversation.”

The researchers also found that Democratic candidates used fewer competence-related words in speeches to audiences consisting mostly of minorities than in speeches to mostly white audiences, Yale Insights said.


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; blacks; conservatives; liberals
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Who is the racist now?
1 posted on 11/27/2018 3:21:18 PM PST by TBP
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To: TBP

“I play stupid around my stupid pets.”


2 posted on 11/27/2018 3:23:39 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus (<img src=(;.()))
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More tea, vicar?


3 posted on 11/27/2018 3:23:40 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (I taught AOC everything she knows, and it only took five minutes)
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To: TBP

Liberals are condescending at baseline.

In other news, the sky is blue.


4 posted on 11/27/2018 3:23:57 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: TBP

Ha!

“Do you hear the words that are comin outta my mouth?!”


5 posted on 11/27/2018 3:24:20 PM PST by Skywise
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To: TBP

Hillary did this to the extreme.


6 posted on 11/27/2018 3:24:22 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: TBP

Veep Joe Biden: “They gon’ put y’all back in chains!”


7 posted on 11/27/2018 3:26:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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To: TBP

yo....


8 posted on 11/27/2018 3:30:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TBP

I ain't in no ways tired....!

9 posted on 11/27/2018 3:30:51 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: Farmer Dean

“I ain’t no ways tah’red!”
;)


10 posted on 11/27/2018 3:32:19 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: TBP
White liberals behave with less competence around black people “in an effort to get along,” according to a new study by a Yale professor.

WOW!!!

I ax you, is dat raciss or what?

11 posted on 11/27/2018 3:37:17 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke all mooselimb terrorists, today.)
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To: TBP

Liberal always are.
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12 posted on 11/27/2018 3:38:03 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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White liberals behave with less competence around black people “in an effort to get along,”...

Yeah, it's called condescending to people seen as inferior...

13 posted on 11/27/2018 3:38:39 PM PST by GOPJ (Watch for our survival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE)
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To: Frank_2001

“Imma runnin’ low on hot sauce in muh purse. Prissy, go fetch me some!”


14 posted on 11/27/2018 3:38:46 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: TBP

Cydney Dupree, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, found the results to be an “unpleasant surprise.” Cydney is exhibiting another trait of liberals — no self-awareness of how racist liberals like herself really are.

No conservative would be surprised by this finding.


15 posted on 11/27/2018 3:39:01 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Farmer Dean

You mean like “Ah ain’t nowhere nears tarred.”


16 posted on 11/27/2018 3:39:55 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TBP

Hmm, so he’s saying blacks ain’t got no good vocabulary and smarts?


17 posted on 11/27/2018 3:40:44 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: TBP

Hmm, so he’s saying blacks ain’t got no good vocabulary and smarts?


18 posted on 11/27/2018 3:40:45 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: TBP

It’s called being condescending...


19 posted on 11/27/2018 3:40:54 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: BillyBonebrake

I am a Southerner. I see the interactions between all kinds of blacks and whites. It just does not jive with the accusations made about conservative whites and the picture of blacks having chips on their shoulders. We get along fine with kindness and politeness. There is genuine humor and chit chat. Maybe because our mamas raised us right or maybe because we don’t hate each other like we are supposed to.


20 posted on 11/27/2018 3:42:53 PM PST by Himyar (Comes A Stillness)
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