One of the disappointing problems in higher education is the frequent existence of an “achievement gap” between underrepresented minorities and other students. It seems to be the result of various obstacles that students face along the way, from stereotypes about which groups are naturally skilled in which fields, to cultural differences that make some students hesitant to seek help in a class, to a lack of advantages in primary and secondary education. A lot of things can get in the way.
Source: Huge study finds professors’ attitudes affect students’ grades | Ars Technica
Whether the professor has a fixed or growth mindset affects how well the professor’s students do in the class.