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ERIC Number: ED448362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Inter-Ethnic Relations on Campus: The Color of Hatred.
Mack, Delores E.; Tucker, Traci W.; Cha, Susan Oh
Undergraduate students (N=1,271) from a consortium of small private colleges in California, a mid-size university in California, a large public university in Texas, and a large commuter university in Illinois were surveyed on their experience with ethnic and racial hatred. Based upon self-report, 54.3% of the sample were European American, 18% were Asian American, 8% were Latino, and 5.4% were African American. Also, 9.4% were multi-ethnic and 4.2% were other. The results indicated that while students from all ethnic groups were victims of hate incidents, they occurred more frequently for African Americans and Latinos. While it is clear that hate incidents and discrimination create a tense and hostile social climate on campus, it has yet to be determined how it affects academic functioning of ethnic minority students. Data indicates therapists should carefully assess a student's perception of hate incidents, racism, and discrimination on campus. Counselors have a responsibility to address hate incidents proactively. Research is needed on the ways to reduce hate crimes and improve inter-ethnic interactions. (Contains 2 tables and 14 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A