Chapter 3. On the Nature of Contemporary Prejudice: From Subtle Bias to Severe Consequences

  1. Dr Victoria M. Esses Professor Director Fellow and
  2. Richard A. Vernon Professor
  1. Dr John F. Dovidio MA, PhD Professor1,
  2. Adam R. Pearson BS, MA doctoral student1,
  3. Samuel L. Gaertner BA, PhD Professor2 and
  4. Gordon Hodson Associate Professor3

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch3

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

How to Cite

Dovidio, J. F., Pearson, A. R., Gaertner, S. L. and Hodson, G. (2008) On the Nature of Contemporary Prejudice: From Subtle Bias to Severe Consequences, in Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill (eds V. M. Esses and R. A. Vernon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Western Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Yale University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

  3. 3

    Brock University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170581

Online ISBN: 9781444303056

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Keywords:

  • subtle bias and severe consequences;
  • nature of contemporary racism;
  • aversive racism;
  • expressions of subtle bias;
  • bystander intervention;
  • inadmissible evidence and judgments of guilt;
  • from discomfort to hate;
  • from bias to hate;
  • racial prejudice of Whites against Blacks in United States - psychological processes and intergroup relations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Nature of Contemporary Racism

  • Expressions of Subtle Bias

  • From Discomfort to Hate

  • Implications and Conclusion

  • References