ERIC Number: ED098133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Racism and Sexism: A Comparison and Contrast. Research Report No. 5-74.
Sedlacek, William E.; And Others
The nature of racism and sexism is explored, and a model to eliminate racism and sexism is described. First, results of a number of research studies conducted by the authors are reviewed. Among the conclusions, it is shown that men generally view women more positively than whites view blacks, that sexism appears to be more of a reluctance to view men and women outside traditional roles than it is a negative feeling, and that perceptions of sex roles seem to be critical in understanding the relationships between black and white cultures. Secondly, the sequential stages of the model are outlined. These include identifying racial and sexual differences, understanding racism and how it operates, examining racist attitudes and their sources, and establishing what and how behavior can be changed. The model emphasizes the results of actions of those attempting change rather than the actions themselves and relies on the participation of minority and majority group members as change agents. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.
Note: Based on a Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors (Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)