"The color of the poor: Investigating the psychological entanglement between race and social class"
After the abolishment of slavery, institutional, structural, and interpersonal discrimination limited, among other freedoms, the economic opportunities of Black Americans. This made it difficult for Black Americans to accumulate wealth and pass wealth onto subsequent generations. As a result of these historical and sociocultural factors, the gap in wealth between White and Black Americans is large and continues to grow. The current talk will discuss how stereotypical associations between race and social class influences people's political preferences toward policies aimed at helping the poor. These psychological associations between race and social class, however, neglect the history and compounding impact of structural inequality.