haters will not be pleased when you’re not going to change their minds, as they will not change their ways because you’re a bigot, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.
“If you’re being asked about how you deal with your own racism, then that’s going to be the worst time,” said Michael Ehrlich, one of the study’s authors and a Harvard psychology professor.
The research, conducted by a group of psychology professors, was published online in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
The findings come as Trump is under increasing scrutiny over his response to the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
The protests over Brown’s death have become a national story.
The president has faced backlash from both left and right, with many saying he failed to address the systemic issues in Ferguson.
The Harvard researchers examined how people reacted to an implicit threat of being targeted for discrimination based on race or gender, using the Social Psychological and Personality Science literature.
The researchers found that people were more likely to say they would be bothered by a threat of discrimination, and that they were more inclined to say that they would not change a person’s ways based on the threat.
“A lot of people don’t think they’re being racist,” said Ehrlich.
“People who don’t have any experience with race or discrimination think they are being a racist.
It’s not that they’re wrong, but they think they know the person better than the person knows themselves.”
In one experiment, the researchers asked people whether they were bothered by implicit bias.
Some participants were shown pictures of black people and white people and asked to think about whether they thought the black person looked like a “good person” or “a bad person.”
The people who were asked about race were more concerned about the perceived racial discrimination than those who were not asked about racism.
The more the participants were asked whether they would feel uncomfortable if someone were to say to them that they might be discriminated against, the more likely they were to think that the person was a racist, according the researchers.
In a second experiment, participants were told that they could choose whether they wanted to be asked about the discrimination they faced.
They were then asked about their attitudes toward discrimination based solely on race.
In one study, participants who were told they would get a phone call from a stranger were more apt to say it was not a racist comment and they would say they did not want to have to deal with the call.
“The most striking thing was that people who had received a threat were much more likely than the non-threatened to think the person being threatened was a person of color, which is something that would be very hard for a person to believe,” Ehrbins said.
“When it comes to race, you are much more inclined if someone tells you they are going to call you a racist.”
The Harvard study found that the people who received the implicit threat were less likely to have an unfavorable view of blacks and Latinos than those that were not threatened with the threat, but the people they had received the threat from were still more likely not to think of them as racist.
“What it suggests is that it’s a difficult thing to say because the message has to come from somebody,” EHRbins added.
“The problem is, the person receiving it has to be able to explain why that person would think that way.
If they’re telling you that they want to be racist, that’s a different story.”
The study was funded by the National Science Foundation.