The Obama Effect

Documenting what Friedman and his co-authors call the “Obama Effect,” the study found the performance gap between black and white Americans in a series of online tests was dramatically reduced during key moments of the 2008 presidential campaign, when Obama’s accomplishments garnered the most national attention.

The Obama Effect

This is truly amazing and shows how far a little positive reinforcement can go. Something I said in my masters thesis about imagines of Asian Americans in various media.

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