ERIC Number: ED056140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Some Effects of Films of Successful Negroes on Racial Self-Concept.
Teahan, John E.; Podany, Edward C.
Twelve films of successful Negroes were shown on a weekly basis to fifty-six black high school males. Sixty-two black males from the same school served as controls. Pretesting was done one month following the last film. Tests involved the measurement of reactions to anonymous whites and foreigners. Experimentals became more negative in their evaluation of white photos following the films and they tended to be more rejecting of attitudes reflecting white superiority sentiments. This was especially true of lower socio-economic students who were felt to be more in need of inspirational models. The results were felt to suggest that an increase in pride about race results in an accompanying more negative or critical attitude toward whites. (Authors)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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