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Racial identity denied: are wealthy black victims of racism rejected by their own group?

Johnson, James D. and Kaiser, C. (2013) Racial identity denied: are wealthy black victims of racism rejected by their own group? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4 (6). pp. 376-382. ISSN 1948-5506

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    Abstract

    This experiment examined the intersection of socioeconomic status and racial identification in understanding Blacks 19 reactions toward Black victims of racial discrimination. When a Black victim of racism was presented as wealthy, rather than non-wealthy, other Blacks viewed this individual as weakly racially identified and expressed little empathy for the victim. This occurred even when this Black individual faced blatant and undeniable discrimination, suggesting that for minorities, the possession of wealth can come at the cost of being perceived as disconnected from one 19s racial group and unworthy of the group 19s support. The effect of the wealth manipulation on empathy was mediated by the belief that wealthy Blacks are weakly racially identified. The present investigation represents one of the first experimental investigations into the intersection of socioeconomic status and perceived racial identification among Blacks, and also provides insight into intragroup dynamics within minority groups.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: James Johnson
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 17:02
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 15:27
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7061

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