Anger in Black and White: Race, Alienation, and Anger∗

  title={Anger in Black and White: Race, Alienation, and Anger∗},
  author={J. Beth Mabry and K. Jill Kiecolt},
  journal={Journal of Health and Social Behavior},
  pages={101 - 85}
Using data from the 1996 General Social Survey and the 1973 Chicago Crowding Study, we test the hypotheses that African Americans feel and express more anger than whites, that sense of control (versus powerlessness) lessens anger and mistrust increases anger, and that these indicators of alienation affect anger differently for African Americans and whites. We find that when age and gender are controlled, African Americans neither feel nor express more anger than whites, despite having a lower… 

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