Monday, May 16, 2011

The Birther Beef

Research into "implicit social cognition" reveals that white Americans inherently regard white Europeans as more "American" than non-whites. This may help explain why so many believe President Obama is not a born American. In the study, white Americans actually thought white Europeans like Hugh Grant were more American than Asian-American Connie Chung. Similar research in 2008 found whites thought former British PM Tony Blair was more American than President Obama.

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