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  •  Holding other minorities to a higher standard. (0+ / 0-)

    I totally relate to that, as a gay man. As I explained in a story upthread, I was more upset at the minorities on Big Brother who not only failed to stand up to racist bullying, but made an alliance with the bullies to serve their own interests than I was at the actual bullies. The girls who were making the racist comments were obviously ignorant, but the non-Black minorities were not. I was horrified.

    What I find so fascinating about this research is that the MAJORITY not only has the same higher standard for minorities, but they judge them more harshly when their behavior doesn't meet their expectations.

    Thanks for reading!

    Tyrion Lannister: "It's not easy being drunk all the time. Everyone would do it if it were easy."

    by psychodrew on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 09:08:30 AM PST

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