Conventional Wisdom, Actually

Richard Morin writes a column for WaPo called "Unconventional Wisdom." (The July 31st edition isn't posted yet). It reviews the latest study results from the social sciences. Today he reports in "Closet Bigotry" that a new study from Dartmouth and Princeton psychologists has shown that blacks may be held back because they make the "wrong" white friends. Namely, they choose to spend time with whites who appear more friendly than others, but are actually much more bigoted. How the researchers judged which whites were bigoted and which weren't we aren't told, but five will get you ten that the criterion was opposition to affirmative action programs.
Somehow, this seems related to this WaTi story on black voters and their increasing willingness to at least consider Republican candidates.