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College Makes People Care Less About Racism?

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by quest7, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. quest7

    quest7 Android Enthusiast
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    According to a new study, going to college makes people care less about "helping to promote racial understanding." To be perfectly clear about this: they polled people about their attitudes on this issue when they got to college, after one year at college, and when they finished college, and found that, across all races, people cared less and less and less about promoting "racial understanding" the further they went through college. Read all about it in Inside Higher Ed.

    Let's just briefly enumerate the stereotypes which would appear to be shattered by this data:

    1. College is a politically correct haven which brainwashes kids into politically correct thinking. 2. College makes people more liberal. 3. College-educated people are less racist than everyone else. 4. College is a place to meet new types of people and experience new cultures and gain understanding of people outside of one's own cultural bubble.

    Students were asked: "How important to you personally is helping to promote racial understanding?" The researchers write that they selected this as the question because, unlike questions about "openness to diversity" or "other more abstract notions of tolerance," this question "attempts to capture respondents

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  2. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    Im going to perform a new study..... its going to be about how many studies we hear about using methodology that cannot possibly net the conclusion they produce

    as to the points of conclusion in the OP..... you also cannot reach those conclusions based on this study
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  3. quest7

    quest7 Android Enthusiast
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    That would be interesting. I don't know enough about the method they used, but thought it good start.
  4. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    Promoting "racial understanding" has never exactly a priority of mine, perhaps race is less of an issue in US colleges than outside colleges and people stop thinking that racism is a big issue?

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