Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing

  title={Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing},
  author={Michael I. Norton and Samuel R. Sommers},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={215 - 218}
Although some have heralded recent political and cultural developments as signaling the arrival of a postracial era in America, several legal and social controversies regarding “reverse racism” highlight Whites’ increasing concern about anti-White bias. We show that this emerging belief reflects Whites’ view of racism as a zero-sum game, such that decreases in perceived bias against Blacks over the past six decades are associated with increases in perceived bias against Whites—a relationship… Expand

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