Prejudice or Principled Conservatism? Racial Resentment and White Opinion toward Paying College Athletes

  title={Prejudice or Principled Conservatism? Racial Resentment and White Opinion toward Paying College Athletes},
  author={Kevin Wallsten and Tatishe M. Nteta and Lauren A. McCarthy and Melinda R. Tarsi},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={209 - 222}
Despite its widespread use in studies of race and ethnic politics, there exists a long-standing debate about whether racial resentment primarily measures antiblack prejudice or ideological conservatism. In this paper, we attempt to resolve this debate by examining racial resentment’s role in shaping white opinion on a “racialized” policy issue that involves no federal action and no government redistribution of resources: “pay for play” in college athletics. Using cross-sectional and… 

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