ERIC Number: ED022817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes Toward Racial Integration in Connecticut.
Stetler, Henry G.
Through interviews this study investigated the racial attitudes and practices of 577 Negroes and 556 whites living in metropolitan areas of Connecticut, and the effect of the school desegregation drive in the South on these attitudes and practices. Three-fourths of the whites and nearly all the Negroes agreed with the Supreme Court decision to end segregated schooling. More than half of the respondents from both races felt that the drive for Southern school desegregation had positively affected race relations in Connecticut. One-fifth of the whites and three-fifths of the Negroes wanted complete integration "now," whereas more than one-half of the whites volunteered that they were opposed to intermarriage. Interracial contact occurred with greater frequency among the whites with favorable integration attitudes and among those persons with a higher education. Whites tended to underestimate the feelings of Negroes on the issue of more integration. (BD)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut; United States (North)