White privilege

Teaching Students about Racism and White Privilege

Heinze & DeCandia’s (2011) study was performed to retest an experiment that had been previously conducted in 2008. Being that the initial experiment was not of empirical nature, the authors decided to recreate it in order to obtain measurable outcomes. Thusly, this study aimed to determine whether the teaching of certain themes (White privilege and racism) will positively influence students’ thoughts and attitudes regarding these themes.