Interesting tidbit from a New York Times story about a study of interracial college roommates: Those who roomed with Asian Americans became more prejudiced.
The Times article focused mostly on black-white relationships but this paragraph caught my eye:
Several studies have shown that living with a roommate of a different race changes studentsâ€™ attitudes. One, from the University of California at Los Angeles, generally found decreased prejudice among students with different-race roommates — but those who roomed with Asian-Americans, the group that scored the highest on measures of prejudice, became more prejudiced themselves
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