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The Symbolic Racism 2000 Scale
The concept of symbolic racism was originally proposed 30 years ago. Much research has been done and the society itself has changed, yet many of the original items measuring symbolic racism remain inExpand
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College sophomores in the laboratory: Influences of a narrow data base on social psychology's view of human nature.
For the 2 decades prior to 1960, published research in social psychology was based on a wide variety of subjects and research sites. Content analyses show that since then such research hasExpand
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Prejudice and Politics: Symbolic Racism Versus Racial Threats to the Good Life
Although theories of prejudice have been extensively catalogued, empirical confrontations between competing theories are surprisingly rare. The primary goal of the present research was to test twoExpand
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The origins of symbolic racism.
  • D. O. Sears, P. Henry
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 August 2003
The theory of symbolic racism places its origins in a blend of anti-Black affect and conservative values, particularly individualism. We clarify that hypothesis, test it directly, and report severalExpand
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The person-positivity bias.
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Is it really racism ? The origins of white Americans' opposition to race-targeted policies : Examinations of core concepts and processes
Les AA. se demandent si l'opposition des blancs americains aux politiques antidiscriminatoires en faveur de certains groupes raciaux peut etre consideree comme une attitude raciste. Ils s'efforcentExpand
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Racialized Politics: The Debate about Racism in America
Are Americans less prejudiced now than they were in the 1970s, or has racism simply gone "underground"? Is racism something that is learned as children, or is it a result of certain social groupsExpand
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The Role of Self-Interest in Social and Political Attitudes
Publisher Summary The purpose of this chapter is to examine the empirical evidence on the role of self-interest in forming and maintaining sociopolitical attitudes. Psychoanalytic theory highlightedExpand
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SELECTIVE EXPOSURE TO INFORMATION: A CRITICAL REVIEW
This study reviews the literature on selective exposure to information and re-analyzes prevalent theories by pointing up existing knowledge regarding the extent to which communication bias andExpand
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Obama's Race: The 2008 Election and the Dream of a Post-Racial America
Barack Obama's presidential victory naturally led people to believe that the United States might finally be moving into a post-racial era. "Obama's Race" - and its eye-opening account of the roleExpand
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