Words actually can hurt, according to UCI researchers’ study of political rhetoric

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Leo Chavez and Belinda Campos, Chicano/Latino studies, via Daily Pilot, May 29, 2019

“If you want to perpetuate inequalities and make people feel … they don’t belong, continue with negative rhetoric,” said UCI anthropology professor Leo Chavez, who was joined in the study by Chicano and Latino studies associate professor Belinda Campos. “I think people know these things. But the point of our study is that we showed it statistically and scientifically. It’s not just hearsay. You can actually measure it and show that.”

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