ERIC Number: ED164660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Race Relations in Chicago. Second Survey: 1975.
Surgeon, George; And Others
Results of a 1975 survey on racial attitudes of blacks and whites in Chicago are tabulated and analyzed in the four reports compiled in this book. In "Structure and Context of White Racial Attitudes," George Surgeon examines the racial beliefs of whites in terms of such factors as age, education, neighborhood, and sex of survey respondents. The belief in black intellectual equality is shown to have declined since 1963. In "Images of the Poor: Attitudes Towards Race and Welfare," by Judith Mayo, it is found that: (1) blacks are more pro-welfare than whites; (2) stereotyped attitudes about the work behavior of blacks leads to negative attitudes towards welfare programs; and (3) beliefs about welfare role composition were not linked to opposition to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children programs. In "Black Opinion about Race Relations in Chicago," beliefs about the employment status and educational status of blacks are tabulated by Donald J. Bogue. Comparisons are made between black and white responses, and the question of black nationalism is discussed. In "Opinions of Blacks and Whites About Race Relations in Chicago's Schools," also by Bogue, beliefs about the effect of student and faculty integration on the quality of education, as well as the effects of busing and racial content in the curriculum, are surveyed. Public opinion about black potential is measured and the educational problems of Chicago's schools are described. Numerous tables support the findings of the four reports. (WI)
Descriptors: Blacks, Bus Transportation, Desegregation Effects, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Ethnic Stereotypes, Higher Education, Intelligence, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Welfare, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Community and Family Study Center.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)
Note: Not available in hard copy due to print size of numerous tables in the original document