WHITE FEAR OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IS A POWERFUL PSYCHOLOGICAL FORCE

af Niels Poul Dreyer

AF BRIAN RESNICK: WHITE FEAR OF DEMOCRATIC CHANGE

Richeson’s studies on interracial interactions had taught her that when people are in the majority, the sense of their race is dormant. But the prospect of being in the minority can suddenly make white identity — and all the historical privilege that comes with it — salient. And, she guessed, the prospect of losing majority status was likely to make people (perhaps unconsciously) uneasy.

White Fear

 

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