People from societally advantaged groups think equality-promoting policies will affect them negatively, even if they would actually benefit

People from societally advantaged groups think equality-promoting policies will affect them negatively, even if they would actually benefit

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People from privileged groups may misperceive equality-boosting policies as harmful to them, even if they would actually benefit.

Previous studies have found that advantaged people often don’t support interventions that redistribute their resources to others who are disadvantaged, in zero-sum scenarios where there are limited resources.Now, researchers have explored the degree to which people from advantaged groups think equality-promoting policies would harm their access to resources, in scenarios where the strategies would benefit or have no effect on their group, while bolstering the resources of a disadvantaged group. Derek Brown at the University of California, Berkeley, […]

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