Racial Resentment and White Opposition to Race‐Conscious Programs: Principles or Prejudice?

  title={Racial Resentment and White Opposition to Race‐Conscious Programs: Principles or Prejudice?},
  author={Stanley Feldman and Leonie Huddy},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
White racial resentment is associated with opposition to a broad range of racial policies but it is unclear whether it derives from racial prejudice or stems from ideological principles. To resolve this ambiguity, we examined the impact of racial resentment on support for a college-scholarship program in which program beneficiaries’ race and socio-economic class was experimentally varied. The analyses yield a potentially troubling finding: racial resentment means different things to white… 

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