“Despite national rises and racial and gender diversity, White men remain vastly overrepresented across a host of domains within the U.S.”
This is another example of far left politics disguised as an academic pursuit.
FOX News reports:
HHS gives NYU $40,000 to study why children ‘favor Whiteness and maleness’
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded over $40,000 to New York University (NYU) researchers to conduct a study on why children “favor Whiteness and maleness over other identities.”
The project titled, “Societal assumptions regarding typical personhood and their effects on reasoning development,” seeks to uncover the developmental processes by which children “acquire the belief that White males represent the default person – a pattern rooted in the ideologies of androcentrism (centering the experiences of men) and ethnocentrism (centering the experiences of White people) prevalent in the United States,” according to the grant summary on USASpending.gov.
HHS awarded NYU a total of $40,391 for the 3-year project, which began in February and will conclude on January 31, 2025.
“Despite national rises and racial and gender diversity, White men remain vastly overrepresented across a host of domains within the U.S., from media, to politics, to clinical research,” the project description states. “Such overrepresentation poses severe costs to the rest of society – women of all races, men of color, and gender-nonconforming individuals – particularly within the domain of health, where clinical trials have historically prioritized the experiences, perspectives, and health outcomes of White men.”
NYU researchers hope to discover through their research the “developmental trajectory” by which children’s default representations of people “begin to favor Whiteness and maleness over other identities.”
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