The Competence Downshift with Professor Cydney Dupree
Oct 8th, 2018 by mwkraus
In the fourth episode of the power pod Professor Cydney Dupree discusses the competence downshift, a well intentioned but ultimately patronizing behavioral strategy among White liberals to appear less competent around Black interaction partners.
The episode features insights summarized in this article:
Dupree, C. H., & Fiske, S. T. (in press). Self-presentation in interracial settings: The competence downshift by White liberals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology