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Modern racism attitudes among white students: the role of dominance and authoritarianism and the mediating effects of racial color-blindness.
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PMID:  23057194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Among 342 white college students, we examined the effects of social dominance orientation (SDO), right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), and racial color-blindness on modern racism attitudes. Structural equation modeling was used to test the indirect effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism attitudes through color-blind racial attitudes. We found strong indirect effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism through racial color-blindness. We did not find support for an alternative model, in which we tested racial color-blindness as a moderator of the effects of SDO and RWA on modern racism. Findings suggest that highly dominant and authoritarian white students endorse color-blind racial attitudes, although likely for different reasons. In turn, this predicts their modern racism attitudes. These findings indicate racial color-blindness is important to address as part of anti-racism education.
Authors:
V Paul Poteat; Lisa B Spanierman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of social psychology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0022-4545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376372     Medline TA:  J Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  758-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Boston College, Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology, Campion Hall 307, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA. poteatp@bc.edu
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