Antiracism norms and the persistence of the blunt racism: a comparative analysis of attitudes towards gypsies and blacks in Portugal Cover Image
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Normes antiracistes et persistance du racisme flagrant: analyse comparative des attitudes face aux Tziganes et face aux Noirs au Portugal
Antiracism norms and the persistence of the blunt racism: a comparative analysis of attitudes towards gypsies and blacks in Portugal

Author(s): Jorge Vala, Rodrigo Brito, Juan Antonio Perez, Isabel Correia
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: EDITURA POLIROM S.A.

Summary/Abstract: We present a brief description of the contextual situation of Gypsies in Portugal. Then we compare the expression of racism regarding Gypsies in Portugal with what happens in other European countries. Our results show that white Portuguese people manifest a pattern of evaluative answers regarding blacks that closely approaches what is found, in a dominant way, in other countries of the European Community regarding the different minorities that live there at present: the answers show subtle racism. On the contrary, the attitude of the Portuguese regarding Gypsies is openly negative, while it is positive or subtly negative in other communitarian countries and openly negative in the Eastern countries.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 7-22
  • Page Count: 16