Complex intersections of race and class: Among social liberals, learning about White privilege reduces sympathy, increases blame, and decreases external attributions for White people struggling with poverty.

@article{Cooley2019ComplexIO,
  title={Complex intersections of race and class: Among social liberals, learning about White privilege reduces sympathy, increases blame, and decreases external attributions for White people struggling with poverty.},
  author={Erin Cooley and Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi and Ryan F. Lei and William Cipolli},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2019}
}
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