Millennials, racism, and MTV poll: Young people are confused about bias, prejudice, and racism.
Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Shutterstock. When you hear MTV, you don’t think “research.” But, for the last few years, the music television channel has been building a public affairs campaign to address bias called “Look Different.” Aimed at millennials, it seeks to help them deal with prejudice and discrimination in their lives. And as part of the project, MTV has worked with pollsters to survey a nationally representative sample of people ages 14 to 24 to measure how young people are “experiencing, affected by, and responding to issues associated with bias.” Jamelle Bouie is a Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race. Overall, MTV confirms the general view of millennials: Compared with previous generations, they’re more tolerant and diverse and profess a deeper commitment to equality and fairness. All of this is apparent in the findings. A Slate Plus Special Feature: Slate Plus members can listen to Jamelle Bouie read this article!
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