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ERIC Number: ED057129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 22
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Interracial Attitudes and Contacts Among a Sample of White Students in Suburban Secondary Schools.
Levine, Daniel U.; And Others
This study collected data on the attitudes that white students have toward blacks and the relation between interracial contact and racial attitudes. A questionnaire was administered to students attending six predominantly white high schools in suburban and suburban-type school districts in Jackson County, Missouri. One hundred questionnaires were drawn at random from each high school. Honesty in response from the students was encouraged by guaranteeing the anonymity of the schools and students involved. From the results, it was shown that the white students sampled from segregated suburban high schools tend to report having generally favorable attitudes toward, but little contact with black Americans. This is in line with long-term trends which have made it socially unacceptable to express openly negative attitudes towards blacks. However, it was also found that a substantial minority of students expressed hostility and prejudice towards blacks (stereotypes); these students offered simplistic or negative proposals for solving problems of race relations. (JW)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.