Of Polls and Race Prejudice

  title={Of Polls and Race Prejudice},
  author={C. Richard King and Ellen J. Staurowsky and Lawrence Baca and Laurel Davis and Cornel D. Pewewardy},
  journal={Journal of Sport \& Social Issues},
  pages={381 - 402}
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