The Race Construct and Public Opinion: Understanding Brazilian Beliefs about Racial Inequality and Their Determinants1

@article{Bailey2002TheRC,
  title={The Race Construct and Public Opinion: Understanding Brazilian Beliefs about Racial Inequality and Their Determinants1},
  author={S. Bailey},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2002},
  volume={108},
  pages={406 - 439}
}
  • S. Bailey
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • Researchers hold that the racial democracy ideology fosters a rejection of discrimination‐based explanations for racial inequality, thereby affecting antiracist mobilization. This study finds that Brazilians understand the discriminatory basis of inequality and that an attitudinal dimension associated with racial democracy strongly increases the likelihood of that understanding. Negative stereotyping produces a smaller opposite effect, and “race” is not a significant predictor. Finally… CONTINUE READING

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