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Intergroup contact and attitudes toward the principle and practice of racial equality.
Psychol Sci. 2007 Oct; 18(10):867-72.PS

Abstract

Research on racial attitudes indicates that acceptance of the principle of racial equality is frequently offset by opposition to policies designed to eliminate injustice. At the same time, research on the contact hypothesis indicates that positive interaction between groups erodes various kinds of prejudiced attitudes. Integrating these two traditions of research, this study examined whether or not interracial contact reduces the principle-implementation gap in racial attitudes. The study comprised a random-digit-dialing survey of the attitudes and contact experiences of White and Black South Africans (N = 1,917). The results suggest that among Whites, there remains a stubborn core of resistance to policies designed to rectify the injustices of apartheid. The results also indicate that interracial contact has differential, and somewhat paradoxical, effects on the attitudes of Whites and Blacks toward practices aimed at achieving racial justice.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom. j.a.dixon1@lancaster.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17894603

Citation

Dixon, John, et al. "Intergroup Contact and Attitudes Toward the Principle and Practice of Racial Equality." Psychological Science, vol. 18, no. 10, 2007, pp. 867-72.
Dixon J, Durrheim K, Tredoux C. Intergroup contact and attitudes toward the principle and practice of racial equality. Psychol Sci. 2007;18(10):867-72.
Dixon, J., Durrheim, K., & Tredoux, C. (2007). Intergroup contact and attitudes toward the principle and practice of racial equality. Psychological Science, 18(10), 867-72.
Dixon J, Durrheim K, Tredoux C. Intergroup Contact and Attitudes Toward the Principle and Practice of Racial Equality. Psychol Sci. 2007;18(10):867-72. PubMed PMID: 17894603.
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