Jonathan Kanter was interviewed by KUOW on his research on microaggressions and racism.
Before touching a black person’s hair, ask yourself: Am I being racist?By KATHERINE BANWELL •SEP 21, 2017
Racism takes many forms — it could be a white supremacist rally or a racial slur — but more subtle forms, called microaggressions, happen every day.
Dr. Jonathan Kanter wanted to learn more about microaggressions from a white person's point of view. The associate psychology professor and his research team at the University of Washington found that people who are more likely to make subtle racist statements are also more racist in other ways.
He told KUOW's Emily Fox that the researchers began by asking black students what they thought were microaggressive behavior.
You can listen to the interview here .