Wodtke finds inconsistencies among intelligent whites between expressed attitudes and support for policies on racial integration
"Smart enough to know better: Intelligence is not a remedy for racism" - e! Science News. 8/13/2013.
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.
Additional Media Coverage:
"How clever people hide their racist views" - The Times of London. 8/12/2013.
"Intelligent People Are Just As Racist As the Rest of the Big Stupid World" - Motherboard. 8/12/2013.