ERIC Number: ED053828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Racial Prejudice Among Rural and Small Town Blacks in a Southern County.
Kuvlesky, William P.; Cannon, Margaret
Based on a June 1970 survey of 259 black homemakers (women between 18 and 65 having children in the household) in 2 villages and 1 town of an East Texas county (75% rural, disproportionately high rate of low-income families relative to Texas as a whole, 25% black, and pervaded by traditional southern culture), this paper presents 4 general conclusions: blacks perceive a high degree of racial prejudice among their white counterparts; blacks tend to be relatively positive about the possibility for racial integration in general but tend to be divided on the desirability of it; substantial differences in orientation toward race relations exist among blacks relative to size of place of residence; and many blacks still do not desire school integration, even though they perceive it to be possible and, in fact, it has taken place. In the document, a narrative and tabular description of respondents (age, education, size of family, income) and a statement of the observations, indicators, and data operations lead into the analysis and findings concerning the 4 primary data comparisons (perception of prejudice, desire for integration, perception of possibility for integration, and relation between possibility and desire for integration) by town and village residence. A 17-point summary of major findings, a 4-pronged discussion of the study's relevance, 22 references, and 4 appendices (instruments, distribution of responses, description of the study county, and cross-classification of specified responses) close out the paper. (BO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Rural Sociological Society, Denver, Colorado, August 1971