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Black and Latinx Conservatives ‘Upshift’ Competence to White Audiences

A new study by Yale SOM’s Cydney Dupree finds that when politically conservative Black and Latinx Americans speak in mostly White settings, they are more likely than their liberal counterparts to adopt language associated with power, status, and ability.

Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, speaking to the media with Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Lindsey Graham at a 2013 groundbreaking event. Photo: Gerry Melendez/The State/Tribune News Service via Getty Images.