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ERIC Number: ED057134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 15
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Interracial Attitudes and Contact Among Black and White Students in a Metropolitan Area.
Levine, Daniel U.; And Others
In this study on interracial contact and attitudes of black and white students, questionnaires were administered to students, predominantly black, in predominantly white high schools in Kansas City, Missouri, and surrounding areas. The responses of the 529 black students indicated that contact with whites and liking for whites are positively related and that these variables influence attitudes on matters involving civil rights. The responses of the 599 white students indicated that contact with blacks and liking for blacks are positively related, and that attitude toward blacks is an intervening variable between negative sterotyping of blacks and contact with blacks. For both groups of students, a circular process appears to be at work wherein contact leads to increased acceptance and increased acceptance generates receptivity for additional contact. Mediated by variables involving interracial trust and stereotyping, this process appears to have had a measurable impact on the attitudes of students in the sample even though they have relatively little contact with and a high level of distrust for persons of the other race. (Author/JW)
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Identifiers: Kansas City; Missouri
Note: Summarized version of complete report by the same authors