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Wodtke finds inconsistencies among intelligent whites between expressed attitudes and support for policies on racial integration

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"Smart enough to know better: Intelligence is not a remedy for racism" - e! Science News. 08/13/2013.

Geoffrey Wodtke analyzed data on the racial attitudes of more than 20,000 white respondents in the General Social Survey who were categorized by cognitive ability. He found that: "High-ability whites are less likely to report prejudiced attitudes and more likely to say they support racial integration in principle. But they are no more likely than lower-ability whites to support open housing laws and are less likely to support school busing and affirmative action programs." Wodtke presented his findings at the ASA Annual Meeting, August 10-13.

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More Media Coverage:

Daily Mail. Intelligent people just as likely to be racists, the only difference being they are less likely to act on their beliefs. 8/11/2013.

Motherboard. Intelligent People Are Just As Racist As the Rest of the Big Stupid World. 8/12/2013.

The Times of London. How clever people hide their racist views. 8/12/2013.

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