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In the media: Study shows how historical awareness shapes views on racism

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A study by researchers at the University of Kansas showed that historical knowledge and views on racism are strongly connected. 

Glenn Adams, associate professor of psychology, and two former doctoral students co-authored a study that showed participants' ability to recognize racism was related to their understanding of American history. 

The study also showed that black students had a stronger understanding of past racism than white students, which Adams said could be reflective of the difference between the cultures of the colleges used in the study, KU and Howard University.

Read more about the study and its implications in this article from the Lawrence Journal World.