Interracial Roommates Aid In Diversity Efforts: Study

05/11/2010 03:24 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

College students that live with students of another race may end up having more friends of that race over time, a new study reports.

The study, "Interracial Friendships in College," was conducted at Berea College in Kentucky by two University of Western Ontario economists and a professor emertius of mathematics from Berea.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has more on the results:

... the Berea findings suggest that students may begin college with misperceptions of incompatibility with students of other races that certain forms of interracial contact can help alleviate.

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