Does unconscious racism exist?

Lincoln Quillian*

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Abstract

This essay argues for the existence of a form of unconscious racism. Research on implicit prejudice provides good evidence that most persons have deeply held negative associations with minority groups that can lead to subtle discrimination without conscious awareness. The evidence for implicit attitudes is briefly reviewed. Criticisms of the implicit prejudice literature raised by Arkes and Tetlock (2004) are discussed, but found to be inconsistent with several findings of prejudice research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Psychology Quarterly
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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