Home > Events & News > Brown Bag Schedule . Archive

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Levy says ACA has helped increase rates of insured, but rates still lowest among poor

Bruch reveals key decision criteria in making first cuts on dating sites

Murphy on extending health support via a smart phone and JITAI

More News

Highlights

U-M ranked #4 in USN&WR's top public universities

Frey's new report explores how the changing US electorate could shape the next 5 presidential elections, 2016 to 2032

U-M's Data Science Initiative offers expanded consulting services via CSCAR

Elizabeth Bruch promoted to Associate Professor

Next Brown Bag

Mon, Sept 19 at noon:
Paradox of Unintended Pregnancy, Jennifer Barber

story art

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

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"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.

Researcher:


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.

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

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

View News Archive