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|Title||In Blind Pursuit of Racial Equality?|
|Description||Despite receiving little empirical assessment, the color-blind approach to managing diversity has become a leading institutional strategy for promoting racial equality, across domains and scales of practice. We gauged the utility of color blindness as a means to eliminating future racial inequity by assessing its impact on a sample of elementary-school students. Results demonstrated that students exposed to a color-blind mind-set, as opposed to a value-diversity mind-set, were actually less likely both to detect overt instances of racial discrimination and to describe such events in a manner that would prompt intervention by certified teachers. Institutional messages of color blindness may therefore artificially depress formal reporting of racial injustice. Color-blind messages may thus appear to function effectively on the surface even as they allow explicit forms of bias to persist.|
|Authors / Editors||Apfelbaum, Evan P.; Pauker, Kristin; Sommers, Samuel R.; Ambady, Nalini|
|Date Published||1 November 2010|
|Download Citation||This citation can be downloaded in the following bibliographic database formats: Tagged; XML; BibTex||
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