Lay Theories About White Racists : What Constitutes Racism ( and What Doesn ’ t )

@inproceedings{Sommers2005LayTA,
  title={Lay Theories About White Racists : What Constitutes Racism ( and What Doesn ’ t )},
  author={Samuel R. Sommers and Michael I. Norton},
  year={2005}
}
Psychological theories of racial bias assume a pervasive motivation to avoid appearing racist, yet researchers know little regarding laypeople’s theories about what constitutes racism. By investigating lay theories of White racism across both college and community samples, we seek to develop a more complete understanding of the nature of race-related norms, motivations, and processes of social perception in the contemporary United States. Factor analyses in Studies 1 and 1a indicated three… CONTINUE READING

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