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Feds: $40,000 To Study Why White Men ‘Best Exemplify A Person’ To Kids

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  • Researchers at New York University are getting $40,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services to study how and why children believe white men represent the “default person.”
  • The three-year research project at the private university will study the “developmental trajectory of children’s beliefs that white males — more so than black males, white females, or black females — best exemplify a person.”

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