White liberals dumb down their speech around African Americans to appear less competent 

White liberals draw on stereotypes when altering their speech patterns around African Americans to play down competence and emphasize warmth, Yale and Princeton researchers found.

Source: White liberals dumb down their speech around African Americans to appear less competent  | Daily Mail Online

  • White liberals speak differently to African Americans in a ‘well-intentioned’ but ‘patronizing’ way, according to a new study by Yale and Princeton researchers  
  • Liberals drew on racist stereotypes about minorities having low status when altering speech patterns to play down their competence and emphasize warmth
  • Conservatives did not alter their speech in the same way, researchers found 
  • Researchers suggested that white liberals may be making the shift because they are aware of real and perceived differences in their own status and privilege 
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