Status legitimizing beliefs predict positivity toward Whites who claim anti-White bias

@article{Wilkins2013StatusLB,
  title={Status legitimizing beliefs predict positivity toward Whites who claim anti-White bias},
  author={Clara L. Wilkins and J. Wellman and C. Kaiser},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={1114-1119}
}
Abstract Although Whites are increasingly likely to perceive themselves as victims of racial bias, research provides little insight into how anti-White bias claimants are perceived. Two studies examined whether Whites' endorsement of status legitimizing beliefs (SLBs) moderates their reactions toward White discrimination claimants. In Study 1, Whites who rejected SLBs reacted less favorably to an anti-White bias claimant relative to one who made a nondiscriminatory external claim, whereas… Expand
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