ERIC Number: EJ1034829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
An Examination of Color-Blind Racism and Race-Related Stress among African American Undergraduate Students
Coleman, M. Nicole; Chapman, Stephanie; Wang, David C.
Journal of Black Psychology, v39 n5 p486-504 Oct 2013
This study examined the role of color-blind racial ideology among a sample of 152 African American undergraduate students in relation to race-related stress. We hypothesized that those who endorsed relatively higher color-blind racial attitudes would experience greater race-related stress because experiences with racism would be interpreted as more taxing without an operating framework of extant racism in the United States. Contrary to our hypothesis, after controlling for overall well-being, trait-level positive and negative affect, and racial identity, we found color-blind racial attitudes to be a negative predictor of race-related stress. This finding indicates that moderate levels of color-blind attitudes may act as a buffer against race-related stress among undergraduate students who possess an overall sense of well-being. A detailed discussion of the findings and implications for future research is provided.
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Bias, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Stress Variables, Ideology, Racial Factors, Hypothesis Testing, Well Being, Affective Behavior, Racial Identification, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Regression (Statistics)
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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