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ERIC Number: ED070983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 15
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Attitudes About Racial Separation and Student Performance.
Jacobson, Cardell K.
This paper describes research findings which indicate that black students in competition with white students exhibit self-deprecating behavior. They devalue their performance relative to the performance of white students. A large percentage of these research findings are the result of work performed by Irwin Katz in small group settings. Katz and others have also found that the race of both the competitors and the experimenter effects the performance of the black student. The research reported in this paper attempted to expand on this research and examined the reactions of both black and white students when their performance was not equal. It also examined the effects of black power on performance and self-deprecation. Finally, it attempted to examine more fully white students' reactions to competition with black students. The results indicate that one positive benefit of black separatism is a decreased fear of competition. (Author/WS)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association, August, 1972, New Orleans, Louisiana