This may be the way to eliminate the biases white students don\u2019t even know they have\u200b

Research by economics Associate Professor Karen Bales cited in the Washington Post.

White students who are assigned to classes with black peers in college are more likely to spend time with other blacks in the future, according to a new working paper that examined the experience of cadets at the Air Force Academy. The results suggest that universities that recruit diverse, talented classes can overcome their students' subtle biases and prejudices against members of other races.

The authors of the study, Scott E. Carrell of the University of California, Davis, Texas A&M University's Mark Hoekstra and Baylor University's James E. West, found that white freshmen at the academy who were assigned to squadrons with more black students as freshmen were more likely to choose a black classmate as a roommate in their sophomore year.

Read more at The Washington Post.