ERIC Number: ED071798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Changes in the Attitudes Toward Race Relations of Southern Rural Blacks: Analysis of a Panel of Village Women, 1970-1972.
Dietrich, Katheryn Ann; Kuvlesky, William P.
The third in a series aimed at monitoring changes or stability in attitudes toward race relations of a panel of black, female adults, this report focused on rural rather than metropolitan blacks. Two all-black villages in East Texas were selected for the study area. The original sample numbered 52 females, and only black female interviewers were used. It was concluded that of the 3 orientations toward race relations the only one which showed significant change over the 2-year period of study was the blacks' perception of prejudice directed at them by local whites. The change was progressive, culminating in a markedly lower perception of prejudice by 1972. In contrast, the other racial orientations seemed extremely stable over the longer range. The respondents maintained a lack of consensus in their desires, but were generally less inclined toward interaction with whites the less formal the context of social interaction. The blacks continued to be generally optimistic in their evaluations of the possibility for racial integration. It was recommended that more longitudinal research of this kind on a variety of black population types be conducted. Related documents are ED 053 828 and ED 067 185. (HBC)
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Sponsor: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Texas