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During World War II, African American soldiers made England a less racist place, lasting until this day

Published: 16th April 2020 Last updated: 16th September 2022

Can we reduce racial prejudice or is it a constant of the human condition? And can interventions unfold effects that persist? Especially in light of recent events such as the Syrian refugee crisis, and more recently, the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, answers to these questions are desperately needed.

The paper “Shocking Racial Attitudes: Black G.I.s in Europe” by David Schindler, Assistant Professor of Economics at Tilburg University and Mark Westcott, Engagement Manager at Vivid Economics, forthcoming at the Review of Economic Studies, sheds lights on these questions.


Academic profile: David Schindler