A test of Dovidio and Gaertner's integrated model of racism
North American Journal of Psychology
Politically liberal and conservative White Americans were asked to evaluate a legal case in which a police officer was acquitted of assault charges against a motorist in state court but then retried in federal court. When the initiator of the assault was unspecified, liberals perceived a violation of double jeopardy significantly more for a Black officer-White motorisk pair than vice versa. When the officer was identified as the initiator, however, double jeopardy ratings decreased significantly only for the Black officer. These results support the hypothesis that liberals, as aversive racists, will often discriminate in favor of Blacks except when discrimination against Blacks can be justified as non-racist. Unexpectedly, conservatives showed no indication of racial bias under any of the conditions. © NAJP.
Original Publication Date
Nail, Paul R.; Harton, Helen C.; and Barnes, Anna, "A test of Dovidio and Gaertner's integrated model of racism" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2458.