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The Real Record on Racial Attitudes

Lawrence D. Bobo, Camille Z. Charles, Maria Krysan, and Alicia D. Simmons

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter depicts “the real record on racial attitudes” using a wide lens. Recounting results of mid-20th-century surveys as well as trends in the General Social Survey, it shows that formal ... More


The Impact of Diversity Initiatives on Students of Color—What Do the Students Say?

George Yancey

in Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Exploring Issues of Racial Diversity on Protestant College Campuses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199735433
eISBN:
9780199866267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735433.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the attitudes of minority students of color who attend Protestant campuses. A significant percentage of such students have racial attitudes like those of majority group ... More


The Role of Race in American Politics: Lessons Learned from the 2008 Presidential Election

Thierry Devos

in The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Despite the outcome of the 2008 presidential election, the scientific literature reveals that race and racial attitudes continue to shape how political candidates are perceived and voting behavior. ... More


Racial Stereotyping and Political Attitudes: The View From Political Science

Mark Peffley and Jon Hurwitz

in The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195335453
eISBN:
9780199893904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

While political science has made effective use of research on the psychology of stereotyping, psychology has not benefited from political science in the same way. This chapter argues that the study ... More


The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

J. Oliver

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States is rapidly changing from a country monochromatically divided between black and white into a multiethnic society. This book helps us to understand America's racial future by ... More


The DNA of the Lamb: The Race for the End (Times) in American Millennial Fiction

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapters examines literary texts that specifically construct their end-time scenarios around racial conflict or racial coming-together. DNA is the technologized term for “blood” in these ... More


Why Place Is So Important for Race

in The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. An African American's victory in the 2008 presidential election was a historic occasion and seemed to usher in a new era of race ... More


Racial Attitudes among Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Americans

in The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

America's increasing racial diversity is coupled with the growing complexity of its residents' racial attitudes. While racial and ethnic identity in the country has always been a fluid and contested ... More


Civil Rights and the Status of Black Americans in the 1960s and the 1990s

Reynolds Farley

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates whether the gains achieved during the era of the civil rights movement have been sustained. It examines whether legal changes and shifts in racial attitudes decreased black ... More


Neighborhood- and Metropolitan-Level Differences in Racial Attitudes

in The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

With respect to race and segregation in the United States, there are two incontrovertible facts. First, the country's different racial groups—whites, Asian Americans, African Americans, and ... More


New Attitudes or Old Measures?

Christopher D. DeSante and Candis Watts Smith

in Racial Stasis: The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226643595
eISBN:
9780226643762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643762.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

We believe that the commentaries and surveys released after the election of Obama in 2008 that elude to a post-racial America say more about a fundamental misunderstanding of race and racism in the ... More


Implications of Racial Identity: Comparing Monoracial and Multiracial Political Attitudes

Natalie Masuoka

in Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657468
eISBN:
9780190690687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657468.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter compares the political attitudes of multiracial-identified individuals to those of whites, blacks, and Latinos. It begins by offering three different arguments that explain the political ... More


Geographic Geographic Self-Sorting and Racial Attitudes

in The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Racial attitudes vary across different social environments, with racial diversity at the metropolitan level often causing racial tension. In particular, whites, African Americans, and Latinos ... More


The Structure, Nature, and Role of Twenty-First-Century Racial Attitudes

Christopher D. DeSante and Candis Watts Smith

in Racial Stasis: The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226643595
eISBN:
9780226643762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643762.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the previous chapter, we outlined a series of newly developed, theory-driven measures aimed to capture contemporary expressions of racial animus and attitudes; rather than simply focus on what ... More


. The Realities and Consequences of Unconscious Antiblack Bias among BGLO Members

Shanette C. Porter and Gregory S. Parks

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the unconscious antiblack bias held by members of black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) and shows that BGLO members adopt many of the same pro-white biases as nonmembers. It ... More


Introduction: Place and the Future of American Race Relations

in The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

New waves of immigration from Asia and Latin America are transforming the United States from a country that is monochromatically divided between blacks and whites into a multiethnic society composed ... More


Interracial Civic and Social Contact in Multiethnic America

in The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

One plausible explanation for the tendency of people who live in integrated neighborhoods to be less racially averse is provided by Gordon Allport's hypotheses about racial contact. People residing ... More


The FIRE This Time

Christopher D. DeSante and Candis Watts Smith

in Racial Stasis: The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226643595
eISBN:
9780226643762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643762.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this last substantive chapter, we introduce a more holistic, nuanced, and useful measure of White Americans’ contemporary racial attitudes that taps into these two dimensions. We call this measure ... More


New Attitudes, New Measures

Christopher D. DeSante and Candis Watts Smith

in Racial Stasis: The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226643595
eISBN:
9780226643762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643762.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Over 30 years since the first studies of Whites’ post-Civil Rights racial attitudes, we question whether Kinder and Sears’ (1981) original assertion that “symbolic racism may be, politically, the ... More


Racial Identity and Racial Attitudes Among White Americans

Matthew O. Hunt and Ashley V. Reichelmann

in Identities in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190873066
eISBN:
9780190873097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873066.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores how five dimensions of white racial identity are associated with one another and with white Americans’ racial attitudes. Drawing on data from the 2014 General Social Survey ... More


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