The Root Interview: Claude Steele on How Racial Stereotypes Harm Performance

Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks to the Columbia Provost about defanging the "stereotype threat," changing white colleagues' attitudes and "hypnotizing" black people. The interview is the second in a series conducted under the auspices of the Du Bois Review: Social Science on Race, a bi-annual journal housed at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks to Columbia Provost and Professor of Psychology Claude Steele about de-fanging the “stereotype threat,” changing white colleagues’ attitudes and “hypnotizing” black people. Video provided by the Du Bois Review. The full interview can be seen on the site of the Du Bois Institute.