NYU Study finds African-Americans get “Blacker” as Economy Dips

June 10, 2014 1:21 AM

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During hard economic times, people's perspectives, opinions and attitudes can start to shift. In a new study, psychologists from New York University (NYU) examined how people's views on African American people change in relation to the economy. The team found that as the economy worsens, African Americans get "blacker."

"It is well known that socioeconomic disparities between White Americans and racial minorities expand dramatically under conditions of economic scarcity," stated David Amodio, the study's senior author and an associate professor in NYU's Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science. "Our f...

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