Racism, Ideology, and Affirmative Action Revisited: The Antecedents and Consequences of “Principled Objections” to Affirmative Action

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Racism, Ideology, and Affirmative Action Revisited: The Antecedents and Consequences of “Principled Objections” to Affirmative Action

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dc.contributor.author Sidanius, James
dc.contributor.author Federico, Christopher M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-28T13:20:32Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Federico, Christopher M., and James Sidanius. 2002. Racism, ideology, and affirmative action revisited: The antecedents and consequences of "principled objections" to affirmative action. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 82, no. 4: 488–502 en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3514 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3200262
dc.description.abstract In 2 studies, the antecedents and consequences of "principled objections" to affirmative action (specific, "race-neutral" reasons for opposing the policy) among Whites were examined. In Study 1, data from a probability sample of Los Angeles adults indicated the following: (a) that principled-objection endorsement was driven not merely by race-neutral values but also by dominance-related concerns like racism; (b) that principled objections mediated the effects of group dominance; and (c) that education strengthened-rather than attenuated-the relationship between dominance-related concerns and principled objections, whereas it left the relationship between race-neutral values and the latter essentially unchanged. In Study 2, the education findings were conceptually replicated in a panel study of undergraduates: The completion of additional years of college boosted the correlation between racism and principled objections, whereas it had no effect on the predictive power of conservatism. These results provide support for a general group-dominance approach. which suggests that factors like racism continue to shape White opposition to race-targeted policies. en
dc.description.sponsorship African and African American Studies en
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.82.4.488 en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Racism, Ideology, and Affirmative Action Revisited: The Antecedents and Consequences of “Principled Objections” to Affirmative Action en
dc.relation.journal Journal of Personality and Social Psychology en
dash.depositing.author Sidanius, James

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