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Colloquium

May 10, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Zoom Webinar

Cydney Dupree, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the School of Management at Yale University

Title: Crossing Status Divides: Stereotypes, Strategies, and Solutions

Abstract: Intergroup interactions can be difficult, particularly those that occur between members of traditionally high-status and low-status groups. Well-intentioned majorities (i.e., White liberals) may find themselves unintentionally contributing to this problem by engaging in well-meaning, but ultimately patronizing, verbal behavior. Racial minorities who are more supportive of inequality (i.e., Black or Latinx conservatives) may give themselves a leg up by reversing stereotypes through speech. In this talk, I present a series of studies that examine how White Americans and racial minorities reverse negative stereotypes via language—potentially impacting who gets along and who gets ahead in an increasingly diverse world.

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Psychology
Contact Email: 
lsking@stanford.edu