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ERIC Number: ED020275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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VOTING BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL DESEGREGATION, A STUDY OF SOUTHERN NEGROES.
KRYSTALL, ERIC R.; AND OTHERS
THIS INTERIM REPORT PRESENTS THE FINDINGS OF A STUDY OF NEGRO VOTING AND NEGRO ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL DESEGREGATION. DATA WERE OBTAINED IN INTERVIEWS WITH 282 MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, NEGRO RESPONDENTS. WITHIN THE SAMPLE, 228 WERE REGISTERED VOTERS, OF WHOM 24 PERCENT REGISTERED AFTER THE DATE OF THE LOCAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS BILL. THE SAMPLE WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT THEIR VOTING BEHAVIOR IN SIX DIFFERENT LOCAL AND STATEWIDE ELECTIONS IN WHICH THEY MIGHT HAVE VOTED. WHEN NEGROES WERE ASKED ABOUT THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD THE FREE-CHOICE SCHOOL DESEGREGATION SYSTEM IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE ISSUE WAS NOT OF IMMEDIATE CONCERN TO PARENTS. MANY OF THEM DID NOT FEEL THEY REALLY HAD AN OPTION. MOREOVER, 96 PERCENT OF THE PARENTS WERE SATISFIED WITH THE SCHOOLS THEIR CHILDREN WERE CURRENTLY ATTENDING AND DID NOT HAVE ANY STRONG MOTIVATION TO TRANSFER THEM TO A WHITE SCHOOL. IT IS FELT THAT A GROUP WHICH HAS BEEN DENIED A ROLE IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS IN SO MANY AREAS DOES NOT PERCEIVE FREE CHOICE AS A REALITY. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Tuskegee Inst., AL. Dept. of Social Science Research.
Identifiers: ALABAMA; Alabama (Montgomery); TUSKEGEE AREA STUDY