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Use of ‘White Privilege’ Makes Online Discussions More Polarized and Less Constructive

May 11, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by The Conversation

In an article for The Conversation, Christopher Quarles, a Ph.D. candidate in information at U-M, shares insights from his research on how the term “white privilege” can influence online discussions. Quarles and fellow Ph.D. candidate Lia Bozarth found that the term both increased online political polarization and led to lower quality conversations on social media. Quarles also explores social identity dynamics at play and additional insights from their research.  

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