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Younger Blacks are less likely to suggest that discrimination explains racial disparities, tending to ascribe them to Blacks’ lack of will to “pull up their bootstraps”

Smith, Candis Watts (2014) Younger Blacks are less likely to suggest that discrimination explains racial disparities, tending to ascribe them to Blacks’ lack of will to “pull up their bootstraps”. LSE American Politics and Policy (23 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Five decades on from the end of institutionalized segregation in the U.S., racial disparities between blacks and white endure. Despite these persistent inequalities, there has been a shift among Blacks away from believing that these disparities are caused by continuing discrimination and prejudice. In new research, Candis Watts Smith finds that this change in attitudes is has been driven in part by the growing cohort of young blacks who have grown up in an America that eschews institutional racism. She writes that Blacks born after 1976 are more likely to suggest that racial disparities are due to Blacks’ lack of motivation to pull themselves out of poverty, rather than because of structural discrimination.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 13:38
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59017

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