Racial resentment, prejudice, and discrimination

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Peyton, Kyle and Huber, Gregory A.. (2021). Racial resentment, prejudice, and discrimination. The Journal of Politics. 84(3), pp. 397-403. https://doi.org/10.1086/711558
AuthorsPeyton, Kyle and Huber, Gregory A.
Abstract

Political scientists regularly measure anti-Black prejudice in the survey context using racial resentment, an indirect measure that blends racial animus with traditional moral values. Explicit prejudice, a direct measure based in beliefs about the group-level inferiority of Blacks, is used less frequently. We investigate whether these attitudes predict anti-Black discrimination and evaluations of the fairness of intergroup inequality. Study 1 used the Ultimatum Game to obtain a behavioral measure of racial discrimination and found whites engaged in anti-Black discrimination. Explicit prejudice explained which whites discriminated, whereas resentment did not. In study 2, white third-party observers evaluated intergroup interactions in the Ultimatum Game, and explicit prejudice explained racially biased fairness evaluations, but resentment did not. This demonstrates that resentment and prejudice are distinct constructs and that explicit prejudice has clear behavioral implications. We also find that explicit prejudice is widespread among white Americans and significantly less partisan than resentment.

Year2021
JournalThe Journal of Politics
Journal citation84 (3), pp. 397-403
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
ISSN0022-3816
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1086/711558
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85107341693
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Page range397-403
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