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Antiprejudice among White Americans and the Proactive Fight to End Discrimination Toward Black Americans

Title: Antiprejudice among White Americans and the Proactive Fight to End Discrimination Toward Black Americans.
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Name(s): Lacosse-Brannon, Jennifer, author
Plant, Ashby, professor directing dissertation
Hightower, Patricia Y., university representative
Maner, Jon K., committee member
Conway, Paul, committee member
Kelley, Colleen M., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (67 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite social pressure for White Americans to be nonprejudiced, Black Americans still regularly experience discrimination. We argue that bias persists because although many White Americans espouse nonprejudiced beliefs, far fewer actively work to combat discrimination. Previous research on a newly developed scale of antiprejudice, or the belief that White people should proactively fight discrimination, indicates that higher levels of antiprejudice are associated increased proactive support among White people for multiple actions that would help put an end to discrimination. Drawing from research on prescriptive moral convictions (i.e., what people should do), we predicted that teaching White Americans four reasons why White people should be proactive in the fight against systemic racism would increase perceptions that White involvement is necessary in order for real change to occur and increase antiprejudiced beliefs. Results of a pilot study supported our predictions. Moreover, in a second study we replicated our results and extended them by demonstrating that our intervention not only increased perceptions about the necessity of White involvement and antiprejudice, it was also associated with a greater likelihood of volunteering for an equal rights organization.
Identifier: 2018_Sp_LaCosse_fsu_0071E_14406 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2018.
Date of Defense: March 21, 2018.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: E. Ashby Plant, Professor Directing Dissertation; Patricia Y. Hightower, University Representative; Jon Maner, Committee Member; Paul Conway, Committee Member; Colleen Kelley, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Social psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/2018_Sp_LaCosse_fsu_0071E_14406
Host Institution: FSU

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Lacosse-Brannon, J. (2018). Antiprejudice among White Americans and the Proactive Fight to End Discrimination Toward Black Americans. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/2018_Sp_LaCosse_fsu_0071E_14406