Linda R. Tropp, PEP Co-Director, recently published research on key ways to motivating advantaged racial groups to act in support of racial equality. Tropp and colleagues found that having open communication about group differences is a crucial pathway. "Our views of the world are a function of our lived experience," Tropp says. "The mere act of being willing to listen and accept the validity of the experiences of people who are different from you is a profound step toward bridging difference and building unity." Read more at Science Codex and the News Office release.