ERIC Number: ED071558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Interracial Contact and Attitudes Among University Students.
Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr.; And Others
An anonymous poll assessing attitudes and demographic variables associated with interracial contact was administered to 1,391 University of Maryland students. Responses of whites (84%), blacks (4%), Orientals (1%) and Spanish surname students are compared and discussed. Some American Indian, black, Spanish surname, white and Oriental students felt that most whites were racist, while more American Indians, Spanish surname, white, Oriental and blacks felt most blacks were racist. Only 9% of all students disagreed that it would be enjoyable to have a roommate of another race. Generally speaking, the more friends of another race blacks had, the more comfortable they felt with someone of another race, the less they felt whites were racist, the more likely they would marry someone of another race, and the less they felt their mothers were bigoted. However, among whites, having more friends of another race only related to feeling more comfortable with other races. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.