Why can't we just get along? Interpersonal biases and interracial distrust.

  title={Why can't we just get along? Interpersonal biases and interracial distrust.},
  author={John F. Dovidio and Samuel L. Gaertner and Kerry Kawakami and Gordon Hodson},
  journal={Cultural diversity \& ethnic minority psychology},
  volume={8 2},
The authors review a series of studies that illustrate how one form of contemporary racial bias of Whites, aversive racism, can shape different perspectives of Blacks and Whites in ways that can undermine race relations. This research demonstrates that contemporary racism among Whites is subtle, often unintentional, and unconscious but that its effects are systematically damaging to race relations by fostering miscommunication and distrust. In particular, the authors examine the effects of… 

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