In the fourth episode of the power pod Professor Cydney Dupree discusses the competence downshift, a well intentioned but ultimately patronizing behavioral strategy among White liberals to appear less competent around Black interaction partners.
The episode features insights summarized in this article:
Dupree, C. H., & Fiske, S. T. (in press). Self-presentation in interracial settings: The competence downshift by White liberals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Related: Read a Yale Insights article about this research.
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