'I really felt white': Turning points in whiteness through interracial contact

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Abstract

Interracial contact has been much debated as a possible solution to the stereotyping and prejudice that are part of the foundation of racial inequality. The focus of most of the research on interracial contact has been on whether such contact can change whites' attitudes. This paper, while exploring changes in whites' attitudes based on their contact with people of colour, also shows, through analysis of autobiographical writing by young whites, how interracial contact may change white perceptions of what it means to be white.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-185
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Identities
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

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