In Blind Pursuit of Racial Equality?

  title={In Blind Pursuit of Racial Equality?},
  author={Evan P. Apfelbaum and Kristin Pauker and Samuel R. Sommers and Nalini Ambady},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1587 - 1592}
Despite receiving little empirical assessment, the color-blind approach to managing diversity has become a leading institutional strategy for promoting racial equality, across domains and scales of practice. We gauged the utility of color blindness as a means to eliminating future racial inequity—its central objective—by assessing its impact on a sample of elementary-school students. Results demonstrated that students exposed to a color-blind mind-set, as opposed to a value-diversity mind-set… Expand

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