Researcher develops tools to remedy race, gender gaps in standardized test performance
After finishing a lecture about using euphemisms to discuss embarrassing or upsetting topicsdeath, bodily functions, sexDr. Matthew McGlone, assistant professor of communication studies, was approached by an African American woman in the audience whose daughter was about to enter kindergarten. "Do you have any suggestions on how I can talk to my daughter about African American stereotypes she might have to confront in school?" she asked.
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