NPR Research News: Evidence Of Racial, Gender Biases Found In Faculty Mentoring

NPR reported on gender and racial bias in mentoring relationships between students and college professors.  The newscast was based on a Wharton study conducted by professors Katherine L. Milkman, Modupe Akinola, and Dolly Chugh titled What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape Bias on the Pathway into Organizations.  The study involved email responses of 6,500 professors in 250 colleges across the country.  All of the emails had the same content, and the only differences were the names – some of which had the potential to be associated with a particular ethnic group (African-American, Latino/a, Chinese, Indian, etc.).  The results indicated bias along gender and racial lines.

Click the link below to listen to the NPR broadcast:

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The Wharton Study:

What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape Bias on the Pathway into Organizations

For more commentary on the study:

Study Finds Racial and Gender Bias in Professor Response to Students Academia’s Crisis of White and Male Supremacy

Wharton Study Shows the Shocking Result When Women and Minorities Email Their Professors

One thought on “NPR Research News: Evidence Of Racial, Gender Biases Found In Faculty Mentoring

  1. I want to thank members of Minority Students in Action for this timely email. The topic goes right to the heart of my final research project. There seems to be a perception held by some that white supremacy has disappeared or that it only effects those who are less fortunate.I submit that it permeates every level of so-called civilized society. Again thank you for this validation! Sheila McCoy

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