Title

Racial Attitudes in America: Post-Racial in the Age of Obama Fails to Exist

Authors

Pearl K. Dowe

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

Political attitudes, political behaviors

Abstract

The election of President Barack Obama increased expectations that America would transcend race and that white racial attitudes had undergone a fundamental transformation. Analyses of responses from all racial groups reveal that the presence of the first African American President and First Family has not alleviated racial stereotypes. The data also reveals that each racial group harbors negative evaluations and stereotypes of other groups. Racism is still a significant factor in the day to day experience of African Americans. There appears to be no regional difference among African Americans and Latinos in their experience with racial discrimination.

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