Political rhetoric, immigration attitudes, and contemporary prejudice: a Mexican American dilemma.

@article{Short2002PoliticalRI,
  title={Political rhetoric, immigration attitudes, and contemporary prejudice: a Mexican American dilemma.},
  author={Robert E Short and Lisa Maga{\~n}a},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={142 6},
  pages={701-12}
}
The authors examined political candidates' social stereotypes of Mexican immigrants in mainstream media accounts. From those popular themes, they formed semantic differential scales, which they administered to participants (N = 201) with 1 of 4 scenarios describing an illegal immigrant: of Mexican vs. English Canadian descent and with vs. without several parking tickets. Consistent with contemporary theories of prejudice (J. F. Dovidio & S. L. Gaertner, 1996), the participants indicated the… CONTINUE READING