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Measures of Racial Prejudice

Racial prejudice is an aspect of human behavior that psychologists have tried to measure in a variety of ways. There is currently some debate about the best way to measure racial prejudice. Fueling this debate is the difficulty of measuring racial prejudice. In today's society, exhibiting racial prejudice is not socially acceptable; therefore, it is sometimes difficult to assess a behavior or feeling that people are unwilling to admit to others or are sometimes unwilling to admit to themselves.

Types of Racial Prejudice

Researchers in the area of racial prejudice are careful to define the types of prejudice that they are attempting to measure. These include blatant, subtle, aversive, and symbolic forms of racism. Blatant racism is defined as the expression of overt disdain for people ...

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