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Social insertion and racial prejudice: Distance from black people and socio-political variables

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Abstract:

This article analyses the relationships between racial prejudice (flagrant and symbolic) and university students' membership of socio-political groups, their adhesion to political ideologies, and their attitudes related to the developed and developing worlds. A total of 418 students participated in the study. The results show a negative correlation between adhesion to left-wing ideology and social distance from black people. They also show that favourable attitudes to the developed world are positively correlated to the distance from black people. Finally, group memberships in social movements and in affective-religious communities inhibit the expression of symbolic racial prejudice.

Keywords: Brazilian racism; Lusotropicalism; political position; racial miscegenation; racial prejudice; social insertion

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/pjss.9.1.3_1

Affiliations: Federal University of Paraba, Brazil.

Publication date: 2010-07-01

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