ASOC 3-11 - ASOC 03/11/08 Let's look at the contact...

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ASOC 03/11/08 Let’s look at the contact hypothesis. The contact hypothesis asserts that interracial contact fosters positive racial attitudes. Sigelman and Welch attempt to research interracial contact by using a nationwide telephone survey - Blacks are more likely to report having interracial friends and more interracial contact – this could be due to population size. - More blacks than whites argue that most white Americans share the racial attitudes of the KKK. That is, blacks perceive white racism as rampant. - Blacks are more likely to believe that anti- black feelings are on the rise and that black racism against whites is also increasing. - Whites are less committed to racial integration than are blacks. - Blacks who have a white friend are more likely to perceive whites as less hostile. - Blacks, who have neighborhood interracial contact, are less likely to perceive an increase in anti black feeling at the local level, but not the national level. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ASOC 282 taught by Professor Tejada during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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ASOC 3-11 - ASOC 03/11/08 Let's look at the contact...

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