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ERIC Number: ED019390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 184
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PREJUDICES AND OTHER INTERRACIAL ATTITUDES OF NEGRO YOUTH. FINAL REPORT, 15 JUN 66-31 AUG 67.
MCDOWELL, SOPHIA F.
A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO INVESTIGATE THE WILLINGNESS OF NEGRO HIGH SCHOOL AGE YOUTH TO ASSOCIATE WITH WHITES. DATA WERE GATHERED FROM QUESTIONNAIRES DISTRIBUTED TO 471 NEGRO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND 111 NEGRO DROPOUTS FROM SOUTHERN AND BORDER STATES. THE STUDY INVESTIGATED SUCH VARIABLES AS THE YOUTHS' SEX, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, EDUCATIONAL STATUS (DROPOUT OR STAY-IN), SCHOOL DESEGREGATION EXPERIENCES, AND INFORMAL VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION WITH WHITE PEERS. IT ALSO SOUGHT TO DETERMINE ON WHAT BASIS THE NEGRO YOUTHS CHOSE OR REJECTED NEGRO AND WHITE ASSOCIATES. THE INDEX OF INTERRACIAL ATTITUDES USED IN THE STUDY WAS BASED ON THE INDICATED DEGREE OF WILLINGNESS TO ASSOCIATE IN 15 DIFFERENT INTERRACIAL SITUATIONS. THE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT THERE WAS NOT AS MUCH RACIAL PREJUDICE AMONG THE YOUTHS AS HAD BEEN ASSUMED. MOREOVER, THE NEGRO YOUTHS' WILLINGNESS TO ASSOCIATE WITH WHITES VARIED WITH SITUATION, EDUCATIONAL STATUS, EXTENT OF INFORMAL, VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE WITH WHITE PEERS, AND THE KINDS OF WHITES PERCEIVED. MOST IMPORTANT, THE WILLINGNESS OF THE NEGROES TO ASSOCIATE WAS GOVERNED BY ANTICIPATION OF THE REACTIONS OF WHITES TO THE ASSOCIATION. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Sociology.
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