ERIC Number: ED065247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Orientations Toward Racial Prejudice Among Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Blacks.
Kuvlesky, William P.; And Others
Extending the analysis begun in a paper by Kuvlesky and Cannon (1971, ED 053 828) on the association of place of residence types in the South with attitudes of Blacks toward race relations in their communities, this paper reports additional findings resulting from data collected in June and July, 1971, from almost 300 homemakers within a preselected set of neighborhoods in central Houston. The study's objectives were to determine to what extent the metropolitan Black women differed from the two types of nonmetropolitan Black women in reference to the perception of racial prejudice directed towards Blacks by local Whites, the desire for racial integration, and the perception of the possibility for racial integration in the local area. A second objective was to determine whether or not the interrelations of these variables differed by place of residence type. It was concluded that place of residence does influence racial orientations of Blacks in the South, that a great deal of intragroup variation existed in degree of prejudice perceived regardless of residence type, and that town residents perceived a higher degree of racial prejudice directed toward them by local Whites than did the other two resident groups. The recommendations for further research included the factors underlying the dramatic variability in degree of prejudice preceived, the desirability of integration, and the perceived possibility of its occurrence. (HBC)
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, Baton Rouge, Lousiana, August 1972