Whites ' Opposition to Busing : Symbolic Racism or Realistic Group Conflict ?

@inproceedings{Bobo2005WhitesO,
  title={Whites ' Opposition to Busing : Symbolic Racism or Realistic Group Conflict ?},
  author={Lawrence D Bobo},
  year={2005}
}
The theory of symbolic racism contends that whites' opposition to busing springs from a basic underlying prejudiced or intolerant attitudinal predisposition toward blacks, not self-interest or realistic-group conflict motives. The present research argues that realistic group conflict motives do help explain whites' opposition to busing. Two major criticisms of the symbolic racism approach are made: (a) that the tests of symbolic racism versus group conflict explanations of opposition to busing… CONTINUE READING