Whites and nonwhites have different notions about how much racial equality America has achieved, but a research experiment showed that when nonwhitesare asked to evaluate the status quo compared with the past, or whites areasked to evaluate the status quo compared with where the country ought to be, the differences disappear.
SOURCE: Richard Eibach, Yale University; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - March 24, 2008
Unequal Perspectives on Racial Equality Article | Imagine that you are waiting in line to be born . . . Presently, you are scheduled to be born white. However, you are offered an alternative arrangement. In exchange for a cash gift, to be deposited in a bank account for you when you are born, you can choose to instead be born black.