ERIC Number: ED101897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Anglo View of Mexican Americans. "Public Service", Vol. 1, No. 2, February 1974.
Baird, Frank L.
Public Service, V1 n2 Feb 1974
A survey, conducted in late 1972, assessed Anglos' views of Lubbock's 17.3 percent Mexican American population and their perceptions of local Anglos' feelings concerning Mexican Americans. Respondents were 550 Lubbock Anglo households randomly selected from the local city directory. Respondents represented a cross-section of Anglo Lubbockites, averaging 36 years old, with more than 1 year of college, head of a family of 3.8 persons, and receiving an annual income of $11,250. Questionnaires were distributed by students to the respondents who were asked to read over the questionnaire while the student waited so as to be available to explain anything which the respondent felt needed clarification. Some findings were: (1) Anglos perceived Mexican Americans as individuals rather than as a monolithic stereotyped mass; (2) Anglos said they would not reject a Mexican American at the polls if he were otherwise qualified and the office he sought was a local one even though no Mexican American candidate had yet been successful; (3) 52.9 percent of the respondents considered relations between themselves and Mexican Americans were only "average" while 17.1 percent felt they were "poor"; and (4) 65.2 percent preferred that Mexican Americans join Anglo organizations rather than form their own. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Center for Public Service.
Identifiers - Location: Texas; Texas (Lubbock)