Study: Liberals patronize minorities, but conservatives don’t

Study: Liberals patronize minorities, but conservatives don’t
While speaking at a black church during the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton lapsed into a black accent.

[Ed. – This ought to be a no-brainer, from everything I’ve ever seen.  There’s a reason Hillary Clinton is famous for affecting a (very weird) “black accent,” and no Republican politician is.]

A study by Princeton and Yale researchers has found that white liberals act in “patronizing” ways toward blacks and other minorities, while white conservatives do not.

White Democratic presidential candidates and self-identified liberals are more likely to downplay their own competence when speaking to minorities, using fewer words that emphasize competence and more words that show warmth, according to the report titled “Self-Presentation in Interracial Settings: The Competence Downshift by White Liberals.”

In contrast, the study found that white conservatives do not address white and minority audiences in a significantly different fashion.

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Cydney Dupree, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management who worked on the study alongside Princeton co-author Susan Fiske, said she was surprised by the findings.

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