Two studies examined whether exposing Whites to collective guilt- and shame-inducing stimuli would lead to heightened support for Black programs. White participants watched either a civil-rights videotape or one of two control videos and then completed either a self-affirmation task or a filler task. Support for Black programs was measured in a bogus second study. Those who watched the civil-rights video and completed the filler task suppressed their support for Black programs, whereas those who watched the civil-rights video and then self-affirmed displayed the highest levels of Black program support. Findings suggest that Whites might react antisocially to guilt- and shame-inducing situations, and react prosocially only after reaffirming their personal integrity.