Black and White, or Shades of Gray? How Exposure to Facial Variability Influences Race Essentialism

Grunberg, Rebecca Lee

Race essentialism is the belief that racial categories are biologically based, immutable, discrete, and informative. Holding such beliefs has been shown to have a variety of negative consequences, including increased stereotype endorsement, increased prejudice, and decreased interest in interracial interactions (Keller, 2005; Jayaratne et al, 2006; Williams & Eberhardt, 2008). This pa... read more

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