ERIC Number: EJ889501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Does Unconscious Racism Exist?
Social Psychology Quarterly, v71 n1 p6-11 Mar 2008
This essay argues for the existence of a form of unconscious racism. Research on implicit prejudice provides good evidence that most persons have deeply held negative associations with minority groups that can lead to subtle discrimination without conscious awareness. The evidence for implicit attitudes is briefly reviewed. Criticisms of the implicit prejudice literature raised by Arkes and Tetlock (2004) are discussed, but found to be inconsistent with several findings of prejudice research.
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Social Science Research, Social Attitudes, Stereotypes, Social Psychology, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Whites
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