Decoding Modern Racial Discourse

According to system justification theory, “people may say, ‘Racism isn’t a problem in our society,’ not because they have a conscious, personal dislike for black people,” but because there is “a strong psychological need to maintain the current social order even when doing so is contrary to cogent evidence or espoused values of fairness.”

Translations of coded statements about race are highlighted.

Written by Robin Parker

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