Aversive Racism and Selection Decisions: 1989 and 1999

  title={Aversive Racism and Selection Decisions: 1989 and 1999},
  author={John F. Dovidio and Samuel L. Gaertner},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={315 - 319}
The present study investigated differences over a 10-year period in whites' self-reported racial prejudice and their bias in selection decisions involving black and white candidates for employment. We examined the hypothesis, derived from the aversive-racism framework, that although overt expressions of prejudice may decline significantly across time, subtle manifestations of bias may persist. Consistent with this hypothesis, self-reported prejudice was lower in 1998–1999 than it was in 1988… 

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