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John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Phyllis A. Anastasio & Rasyid Sanitioso

In: Hispanics in the Workplace

Chapter 5: Cognitive and Motivational Bases of Bias: Implications of Aversive Racism for Attitudes toward Hispanics

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Cognitive and Motivational Bases of Bias: Implications of Aversive Racism for Attitudes toward Hispanics
Cognitive and motivational bases of bias: Implications of aversive racism for attitudes toward Hispanics
JohnF.Dovidio
SamuelL.Gaertner
PhyllisA.Anastasio
RasyidSanitioso

The Hispanic population in the United States is expanding rapidly. The rate of growth of the Hispanic population, 60%, far exceeds the 11 % rate for the United States population as a whole (Gonzales, 1990). In 1990 this population numbered close to 25 million people. Despite this significant and growing population, there is little public recognition and a paucity of psychological research on the biases of Anglo (non-Hispanic white) Americans toward Hispanics relative to the amount of attention and research concerning attitudes toward blacks. The research on bias toward Hispanics that does exist is rarely recognized in ...

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