This article made efforts to have people become involved with a culture that they were unfamiliar with. By simply learning a lot about another culture, I think it automatically gives a better insight on positive things within the culture they are unfamiliar with. It seemed to work, because six months after the experiment "continued to express enthusiasm for learning more."
I think this experiment had a good intention and could make a small difference. The idea was "was to evaluate whether there were rapid-fire ways to disable stereotypes. Groups of scientists "raced" one another to see if their favorite techniques worked. All the scientists focused on reducing unconscious racial bias against blacks." I think that showing the images, words and phrases was enough to stick in the person's mind, and once discussed could possibly change the person's perception. Using images like that is a good was for people to remember an experience, because I think when an image is included, it is more likely to stay in their mind.
I think that this study does not make much sense, as every pair of people differ. I think it is strange that some would think that having a black student share a room with a white student to promote getting better grades is a prejudice in itself. Also, the study stated the interracial parings were unsuccessful, and that many were broken up before the semester was over.
I thought this study was good because you can see where conflict can come from. It shows that people will come up with many prejudices about strangers especially if they are in competition with them. The reason it didn't work is because it did not solve any issues, and only included boys of the same age, race and social class.