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Black Child, White Child

The Developement of Racial Attitudes

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ISBN 9780674076112

Publication Date: 01/01/1971


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  • Introduction
  • Part One: The Acquisition of Racial Attitudes
    • 1. Mechanisms of Racial Attitude Transmission
      • The Nature of Prejudice
      • Development of Racial Awareness
      • Genesis of Racial Attitudes
    • 2. Review of Other Studies
      • Studies of Racial Awareness in Children
      • Studies of Children’s Racial Attitudes
      • Studies of Racial Self-Identification in Children
  • Part Two: Sociological Correlates of Racial Attitude Formation
    • 3. Methods of Inquiry
      • The TV-Story Game
      • How the Variables Were Defined
      • Measurement Problems: Reliability, Validity, Bias
      • How the Data Were Scored
      • How the Results Were Analyzed
      • Sample
    • 4. Meaning of Doll Choice: An Analysis by Race and Age
      • Effect of Race on Doll Choice
      • Influence of Age on Doll Selection
      • Conclusion
    • 5. Social Class, Contact, and Shade of Skin Color as Correlates of Racial Attitude Formation
      • Effect of Social Class on Development of Racial Attitudes
      • Effects of Sex and Contact on Formation of White Attitudes
      • Effect of Contact and Shade of Skin Color on Racial Attitude Formation
      • Conclusion
  • Part Three: The Effects of Racial Attitudes on Personality and Interaction
    • 6. Racial Self-Concept
      • Meaning of Racial Differences in Self-Classification
      • Racial Self-Concept and Social Class
      • Effect of Contact on Racial Self-Concept of Whites
      • Effect of Contact for Black Children
      • Effect of Skin Color on Racial Self-Concept
      • Effect of Sex and Age on Racial Self-Concept
      • Conclusion
    • 7. The Personal Dimension of Self-Esteem
      • Self-Portrait and Story Technique: A Measure of “Personal Identity”
      • Race and Class Differences in Personal Self-Esteem
    • 8. Actual Playmate Choice in a Desegregated Setting
  • Part Four: Implications of the Data
    • 9. Implications for Theory
      • Formation and Content of Racial Attitudes
      • Effects of Prejudice on Personality
    • 10. Implications for Research
      • Changes in Black Attitudes and Group Identity
      • New Research on Social Class and Racial Attitudes
      • New Research on Effects of Contact
      • Research on Age and Racial Attitudes
      • New Areas for Research
      • Summary of Major Methodological Issues
    • 11. Implications for Public Policy
      • Legal Implications of the Findings
      • Implications for Integration at the Preschool Level
      • Recommendations for Quality Integration
      • Pluralism or Separatism?
  • Appendices
    • 1. Coding Scheme for Comments and Free Play
    • 2. Correlation Matrices for Attitude and Awareness Indices
    • 3. F-Rations for Analyses of Variance
    • 4. Self-Portrait and Story Code Sheets
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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