SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Zero-sum beliefs of racial progress

With diversity rising in the United States, do people believe that progress for black Americans means increased discrimination against white Americans? Despite prior evidence of such ‘zero-sum’ beliefs, a provocative new study by Earle and Hodson challenges this narrative with large, nationally representative samples.

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Perry, S.P., Wages, J.E. Zero-sum beliefs of racial progress. Nat Hum Behav (2019) doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0788-y

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