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Title

The Integrated Model of Racism and Guilt Judgments of Suspects with Different Ethnicities

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The integrated model of racism (Dovidio & Gaertner, 1998) suggests that liberals tend to demonstrate aversive racism, whereas conservatives tend to demonstrate modern-symbolic racism. The majority of this research has examined reactions toward Black men. The current study expands upon this model by testing implicit prejudice toward people of other ethnicities. One hundred and eighty-six college students and 164 mTurkers read one of eight fictitious news articles. In each, a woman was either shot or strangled by a man, and that man fled the city in which the crime was committed. The names of the man, woman and the city in which they lived were changed in each article to suggest that they were of Black, White, Arab, or Chinese descent. Participants indicated how guilty they thought the man in the article was likely to be and how much prison time he should receive. White suspects were rated as less guilty than those of other races, and participants indicated that the White suspect deserved less prison time. Further, conservatives rated the suspect as more guilty than liberals when the man strangled the woman. These results show some support for the integrated model of racism (Dovidio & Gaertner, 1998).

Start Date

25-4-2015 8:30 AM

End Date

25-4-2015 9:45 AM

Faculty Advisor

Helen C. Harton

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Location: Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall

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The Integrated Model of Racism and Guilt Judgments of Suspects with Different Ethnicities

The integrated model of racism (Dovidio & Gaertner, 1998) suggests that liberals tend to demonstrate aversive racism, whereas conservatives tend to demonstrate modern-symbolic racism. The majority of this research has examined reactions toward Black men. The current study expands upon this model by testing implicit prejudice toward people of other ethnicities. One hundred and eighty-six college students and 164 mTurkers read one of eight fictitious news articles. In each, a woman was either shot or strangled by a man, and that man fled the city in which the crime was committed. The names of the man, woman and the city in which they lived were changed in each article to suggest that they were of Black, White, Arab, or Chinese descent. Participants indicated how guilty they thought the man in the article was likely to be and how much prison time he should receive. White suspects were rated as less guilty than those of other races, and participants indicated that the White suspect deserved less prison time. Further, conservatives rated the suspect as more guilty than liberals when the man strangled the woman. These results show some support for the integrated model of racism (Dovidio & Gaertner, 1998).