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  • Students give worse reviews to professors with Asian names

    Bloomberg - 03/02/2015

    Instructors with American names were more likely to earn effusive praise from students. Students were more likely to say that an American professor was the “best math teacher I have ever [had]” and the word “best” appeared in fewer reviews of Asian professors.

    Last month, a separate analysis of comments on Ratemyprofessors.com, by a history professor at Northeastern University, showed that male professors were more likely to be called “genius,” “star,” or “knowledgeable” than women. That student bias, Subtirelu’s study shows, may extend to racial minorities as well.

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