Racial Differences in Children’s Perception of the Intelligence of Men and Women

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A new study conducted at New York University finds that children of all races are more likely to think of White men as ” brilliant” compared to White women. But the study found that children of all races do not extend this stereotype to African American men and women. Andrei Cimpian, an associate professor of psychology at New York University and the senior author of the study, explains that “among adults, gender stereotypes apply differently to men and women depending on their race. Our research indicates that the stereotype associating brilliance with White men more than White wo...

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