Messages of individual blame for black Americans perpetuate racial inequality

8 julio 2015

Why is it that messages about black absentee fathers, such as Obama’s 2008 Father’s Day address, are so pervasive in society? A new article suggests that such messages align with broader beliefs that black Americans place too much blame on ‘the system’ and instead need to hear messages that encourage individual responsibility. A consequence of that, the researchers say, is that they perpetuate structural racial inequalities.