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How beliefs in biological differences can undergird racial and policy attitudes

Byrd, Carson (2015) How beliefs in biological differences can undergird racial and policy attitudes. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Aug 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Beliefs in biological differences between racial groups linger in both scientific and public discourse. Recent advances in genetics and genomics influence public understandings of racial inequality. In a recent study examining whites’ views of race, genetics, and public policies in the U.S., Carson Byrd finds that beliefs in biological differences between racial groups can influence people’s support for policies aimed at reducing racial inequalities, and uncovers the complexities of how people conceptualize and utilize race to understand everyday life.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 15:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 15:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63556

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