Posted on July 20, 2022

Researchers Get $40K to Study Why Kids Like White Men

Alexia Bianchi, Campus Reform, July 13, 2022

In February of this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted New York University (NYU) over $40,000 to conduct a three-year research project on why children “favor Whiteness and maleness over other identities.”

The project, according to the grant description, is intended to “uncover the development processes by which children acquire the belief that white males represent the default person—a pattern rooted in ideologies of androcentrism (centering the experiences of men) and ethnocentricism (centering the experiences of white people) prevalent in the United States.”

The NYU grant comes as part of a larger HHS initiative to inject ‘equity’ at every level of the department, with a strong emphasis on race and gender.


NYU presently has a variety of ‘anti-racism’ initiatives, including an online module for “Understanding and Mitigating Racial and Other Microaggressions” {snip}