Contents and Correlates of Whites ’ and Blacks ’ Racial Attitudes

  title={Contents and Correlates of Whites ’ and Blacks ’ Racial Attitudes},
  author={Margo J. Monteith and C. Vincent Spicer},
Whites’ and Blacks’ intergroup attitudes were examined across four samples. Participants wrote essays describing their racial attitudes that were later coded for recurring themes. Coding revealed that Whites and Blacks had similar positive themes, but diverged for negative themes. White participants’ most frequently expressed negative attitudes were consistent with the tenets of modern racism theory (McConahay, 1986). These essay themes, as well as modern racism scores, were more strongly… CONTINUE READING