Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:54pm
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George Spencer

George Spencer and Janine de Novais study the impact of Ethnic Studies courses on two distinct types of racial attitudes: structural racism perceptions and cross-racial empathy. Their article, "Learning Race to Unlearn Racism: The Effects of Ethnic Studies Course-Taking" appears in the most recent issue of The Journal of Higher Education.

Drawing on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen (NLSF), the researchers found evidence that students gain socioemotional benefits and a greater sense of structural racism when they complete courses in African American or Latino studies.

The full article is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2018.1545498

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