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Differences under the differences

Claude Fischer, professor of sociology | July 13, 2012

Social scientists trying to understand what makes Americans tick often turn to cross-national surveys to compare Americans’ opinions to those of people in other countries. Such surveys show us, for example, that Americans are generally more religious, more patriotic, and more suspicious of government than are people most elsewhere. A recent conference devoted to designing … Continue reading »

Does White identity predict positive or negative attitudes towards diversity?

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, professor of psychology | March 6, 2012

In recent years, research on White identity has gained traction in the psychological literature, as researchers and clinicians have grown to realize that this group also struggles with questions such as, “what does it mean to be White in my culture,” and “what does being White mean to me?” One of the most interesting– and … Continue reading »