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Geoffrey T. Wodtke, "The Effects of Education on Beliefs about Racial Inequality", Social Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 4, December 2018, pp. 273-294 (online)
It is commonly hypothesized that education promotes more "enlightened" beliefs about racial inequality, and many prior studies document that white Americans with higher levels of education are more likely to agree with structural rather than individualist explanations for black disadvantages. Nevertheless, an alternative perspective contends that the ostensibly liberalizing effects of education are highly superficial, while yet another perspective cautions that any association observed between education and racial attitudes may be due to unobserved confounding. This study evaluates these perspectives by estimating the effects of education on beliefs about racial inequality from a set of cross-sectional, sibling, and panel models.
Despite its limitations, the present study provides nontrivial evidence that education may not be as "enlightening" with regard to beliefs about racial inequality as is commonly assumed and that unobserved characteristics of individuals and their families of origin may play an important confounding role in analyses of education and racial attitudes. These findings suggest that a reconsideration of the large literature purporting to document strong liberalizing effects of education may be in order.
Eine andere, aber möglicherweise im Zusammenhang stehende Perspektive:
For black Americans, experiences of racial discrimination vary by education level, gender
A majority of black adults say they have been discriminated against because of their race, but this varies by education. Roughly eight-in-ten blacks with at least some college experience (81%) say they’ve experienced racial discrimination, at least from time to time, including 17% who say this happens regularly. Among blacks with a high school education or less, these shares are lower – 69% and 9%, respectively.
a 2017 NPR poll found that being subjected to racial slurs or offensive comments was more common among blacks with a college degree than those with less education.
Da es sich bei Pew um eine Umfrage handelt, lässt sich nicht herausarbeiten, ob diese höhere berichtete Inzidenz darauf beruht, dass in einem von höheren Bildungsschichten geprägtem Arbeits- und Wohnumfeld Rassimus ausgeprägter in Erscheinung tritt.