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Study: Homophobics May Be Hidden Homosexuals
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Homophobes should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires, albeit undercover ones.

The prejudice of homophobia may also stem from authoritarian parents, particularly those with homophobic views as well, the researchers added.

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Poll: What Are the Roots of Prejudice? Take the Online Poll!
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Do you think prejudices are passed on by parents? A) Yes, parents play the largest role in kids' prejudices like homophobia.B) No, society plays a bigger role.C) No, people pick up their own prejudices from personal experiences.D) Prejudice is in the genes, they're born that way.
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Girls Have a Math Problem: Teacher Bias
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High school math teachers' ratings of their students reveal a gender bias, according to an analysis of national survey data. Teachers tend to rate white girls' math abilities lower than those of white male students, even when the girls' grades and test scores are comparable to boys, according to a team of researchers who analyzed data collected as part of the national Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002.
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