Reading a text about white privilege did nothing to significantly increase their sympathy toward the plight of poor blacks. But, as Cooley told me, “it did significantly bump down their sympathy for a [hypothetical] poor white person.”
ICYMI: From new experimental evidence suggests teaching people about white privilege does not actually increase sympathy for poor blacks, all it does is decrease sympathy for poor whites
What Does Teaching 'White Privilege' Actually Accomplish? Not What You Might Think (Or Hope) Lots of very good points in this essay by
"What researchers found is that among social liberals, reading a text about white privilege did nothing to significantly increase their sympathy toward the plight of poor blacks. But it did significantly bump down their sympathy for poor whites."
What Does Teaching ‘White Privilege’ Actually Accomplish? Not What You Might Think (Or Hope) | by
Agreeing with a article published in goes against my priors, but this seems like an important question … does teaching people about “white privilege” actually accomplish what it’s supposed to? This experiment suggests no.
Thoughtful piece by discussing how privilege discourse may make people less humane. In fact, new research suggests teaching white privilege doesn't increase sympathy for poor blacks but does decrease sympathy among liberals for poor whites.
What Does Teaching ‘White Privilege’ Actually Accomplish? Not What You Might Think (Or Hope) via
"My own group, Asian-Americans, would be ‘privileged’ on a comparative index of suicides in the US, since our rate is below that of whites. But would it be wise for me to tackle the social problem of suicide by zooming in on some idea of Asian privilege?"
"In nearly every part of the criminal-justice system, men on average have it worse than women. But does that mean we should trumpet ‘female privilege’? Would it benefit men behind bars for women to proclaim awareness of their ‘privileged’ status?"
"among social liberals—reading a text about white privilege did nothing to significantly increase their sympathy toward the plight of poor blacks. But.. “it did significantly bump down their sympathy for a [hypothetical] poor white person.”
A pharmacist whose husband killed both of her children and himself invokes her own "white privilege" while considering her fortunes. warns against reifying statistical averages into categorical absolutes
What Does Teaching ‘White Privilege’ Actually Accomplish? Not What You Might Think (Or Hope) ⁦
What the researchers found is that among social liberals—i.e., participants who had indicated that they hold liberal beliefs about social issues—reading a...
Interesting take on #WhitePrivilege by at . Does this concept ultimately contribute to stereotypes and do more harm than good?