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Girls, Minorities Underrate Bias, Studies Indicate

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WASHINGTON--Girls and minority students frequently underestimate the societal barriers that may prevent them from achieving educational and career goals, several researchers told a gathering on women's issues here last week.

The researchers, speaking at a seminar sponsored by the Project on Equal Educational Rights of the National Organization for Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, said that although girls and minority students frequently have high expectations, many do not have a plan for achieving their goals.

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