Members of high-status groups are threatened by pro-diversity organizational messages

@article{Dover2016MembersOH,
  title={Members of high-status groups are threatened by pro-diversity organizational messages},
  author={Tessa L. Dover and Brenda Major and Cheryl R. Kaiser},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={62},
  pages={58-67}
}
Abstract Members of high-status groups may perceive pro-diversity messages from organizations as threatening to their group's status. Two initial studies ( N  = 322) demonstrate that when imagining applying for a job, whites—and not ethnic/racial minorities—expressed more concerns about being treated unfairly and about anti-white discrimination when the company mentioned (vs. did not mention) its pro-diversity values. In a third experiment, white men ( N  = 77) participated in a hiring… Expand

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