White Empathy Hypothesis

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The present research examined the role that awareness of white privilege that white Americans have played on the positive feelings toward black Americans. In agreement with the hypothesis, awareness of white privilege that white Americans have does indeed predict positive feelings toward black Americans, however the results were in the opposite direction and did not support the hypothesis. This indicates that the more attention brought to white Americans about their white privilege the less positive feelings they have toward black Americans. Additionally, the relationship that exists between the awareness of white privilege white that white Americans have and positive feelings toward black Americans no longer became significant with white empathy
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