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Who Wins in the Name Game? – The Atlantic

Really interesting article on how we subconsciously judge each other based on our names. Instructive to me is the fact that we are conditioned to judge if they have racial-specific names. Again, this all takes place at the subconscious level. So, awareness is key.

From the article: “Teachers tend to hold lower expectations for students with typically black-sounding names while they set high expectations for students with typically white- and Asian-sounding names. And this early assessment of students’ abilities could influence students’ expectations for themselves….”

via Who Wins in the Name Game? – The Atlantic.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy; I pass the winters in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I'm working on a memoir-based nonfiction book on the American Dream. I blog, quite frequently, and I also have a novel in process, set in Alaska.

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