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Another View from the Ground: How Laws Like SB1070 and HB2281 Erode the Intergroup Fabric of Our Community


Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Meghan G. Bean, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Room 312, 1503 E. University Blvd., PO Box 210068, Tucson, AZ 85721 [email:].


In this commentary, we discuss the articles included in ASAP's special issue on Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 and explore the means by which intergroup bias related to the support and implementation of this law may be reduced. Specifically, we briefly discuss the overall conclusions that can be drawn from the articles included in this volume and address questions that still remain regarding the potential effects of this law. Next, we explore potential strategies for reducing bias between Whites and Latinos, and we discuss the limitations Arizona's House Bill 2281 will impose on our ability to successfully improve intergroup relations in Arizona.