College Professors Biased Toward White MenSt. Ridley Santos5/02/14 9:00amFiled to: AcademiaInstitutional SexismInstitutional Racism16227EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkThe ivory tower of academia might be the last place you'd expect a systemic bias toward privileged groups, what with all the liberal atheist professors of Queer Women's Basketweaving Studies teaching their Humanities and pushing the Gay Agenda™ running around. Turns out that's not quite the case.AdvertisementWe already knew that white students were institutionally favored for things such as scholarships and other forms of financial aid. But new research by Katharine Milkman (University of Pennsylvania), Modupe Akinola (Columbia), and Dolly Chugh (NYU) reveals that there's also a bias in how instructors at the university level interact with students. Of particular interest was the fact that professors respond more frequently to email requests for meetings sent by white, male students than they do to women and minority students.Marcie Bianco notes that this bias is most prevalent in private universities and business schools as compared to public universities and humanities departments (in line with my suspicion that private universities and business schools inculcate terrible values, including capitalism and 50s era gender roles).