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Ethnocentrism in Black and White

in Us Against Them

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780226435701
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226435725 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0011
Ethnocentrism in Black and White

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This chapter examines the role of ethnocentrism in public opinion about race in the United States. The analysis reveals that black Americans identify more or less closely with their racial group and this may explain variation in their policy opinions on race. On the other hand, white Americans' views about matters of race are influenced by the primacy of prejudice. The chapter also discusses the differences among ethnocentricity, group identification, and prejudice.

Keywords: ethnocentrism; public opinion; race; United States; black Americans; white Americans; prejudice; group identification

Chapter.  5519 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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