ERIC Number: ED353350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Bias: Research Notes on Racism in America.
This paper highlights recent developments in research on racism in the United States, and notes several conceptual issues of significance for the long-range planning work of those interested in reducing racism in America and particularly in Idaho. Growth in the number of minority researchers has resulted in increased attention toward racism as it affects other minority groups, and has led to the development of new theories or reinterpretations and to the greater sophistication of both theoretical development and empirical investigations. In addition, there is greater diversity to the definition of the word "racism". Some "constellations" of findings of recent empirical research on prejudice and discrimination include results on how prejudice is learned, class prejudice, racism and self-esteem, the impact of contact among diverse groups, additive multiculturalism, the nature of social experiences, and the role of schools. In addressing each of these subjects, the paper offers a general description of recent findings and in most cases quotations from key studies and theories. A final section considers the implications of these findings for education, business, and society in general. (Contains 101 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Human Rights Commission, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho