White Liberals Patronize Minorities

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unlike you, I went to the study...

The team found that Democratic candidates used fewer competence-related words in speeches delivered to mostly minority audiences than they did in speeches delivered to mostly white audiences. The difference wasn’t statistically significant in speeches by Republican candidates, though “it was harder to find speeches from Republicans delivered to minority audiences,” Dupree notes. There was no difference in Democrats’ or Republicans’ usage of words related to warmth. “It was really surprising to see that for nearly three decades, Democratic presidential candidates have been engaging in this predicted behavior.”

Dupree and Fiske suspect that the behavior stems from a liberal person’s desire to connect with other races. One possible reason for the “competence downshift,” as the authors describe it, is that, regardless of race, people tend to downplay their competence when they want to appear likeable and friendly. But it’s also possible that “this is happening because people are using common stereotypes in an effort to get along,” Dupree says.

The study itself is really about language and how politicians talk to different groups. While it is interesting it is hardly revealing to know that politicians talk differently to different audiences.As you can see from the synopsis I just quoted, the bottom line is that people tend to make assumptions about an audience and tailor their approaches to meet the perceived desires of each audience. What they are saying is that some Democratic Candidates essentially dumb down their speeches when talking to minorities and emphasize warmer more friendly language. The study presumes that his is due to a subtle form of bias which may be true. All it is really telling us is the confirmation that America is indeed a nation where race and race relations factor in politics on both sides. I would argue that the same could be said of a Bostonian candidate going to a barbecue in Iowa or Texas, out comes the drawl, out comes the aw shucks and out goes the 50 dollar vocabulary.
 
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unlike you, I went to the study...

The team found that Democratic candidates used fewer competence-related words in speeches delivered to mostly minority audiences than they did in speeches delivered to mostly white audiences. The difference wasn’t statistically significant in speeches by Republican candidates, though “it was harder to find speeches from Republicans delivered to minority audiences,” Dupree notes. There was no difference in Democrats’ or Republicans’ usage of words related to warmth. “It was really surprising to see that for nearly three decades, Democratic presidential candidates have been engaging in this predicted behavior.”

The study itself is really about language and how politicians talk to different groups. While it is interesting it is hardly revealing to know that politicians talk differently to different audiences.
Mr. God,

So true, liberals tend to talk down to minorities.

Isn't that what I said.
 
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That is not what it says. Have you read it? The study is very obscure and hardly any indictment of the left as the Times wished it.
Mr. God,

that is exactly what it says:

Conclusion:

"Ironically, those who are less explicitly antagonistic toward minorities may be more likely to display such indirect forms of bias, drawing on negative stereotypes to affiliate with blacks."
 
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Mr. God,

that is exactly what it says:

Conclusion:

"Ironically, those who are less explicitly antagonistic toward minorities may be more likely to display such indirect forms of bias, drawing on negative stereotypes to affiliate with blacks."
You really should learn to understand English is not an absolute language. Conservatives use a more regressive language when, if even, talking to a minority gathering.
 
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You really should learn to understand English is not an absolute language. Conservatives use a more regressive language when, if even, talking to a minority gathering.
Mr. Bob,

Not according to this scientific study. I says conservative treat minorities like people, liberals talk down to them.
 
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but as quoted, they rarely talk to them so we will never know....
Mr. god,

That is not what the paper says. There were five studies that monitored interactions between liberals and conservatives with minorities. The studies found "Ultimately, White liberals were more likely than White conservatives to present less competence to a Black (versus White) interaction partner."

I thought you read the paper?
 
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This is how the "Washington Times" and others like it "talk" to people.

"These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation." See all Right-Center sources.
Washington Times - Media Bias/Fact Check

Would "patronize" be a "loaded word" ("attempting to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereo types") to favor conservative causes."?

Maybe a study should be done to see who tries to break down every little thing into something partisan and political, the most.

It is interesting also to see what Christ was to have said regarding loving more than one's own brethren. (Matthew: Chapter 5) Seems the American version of Christianity for some appears to have some things backwards.
 

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