Homophobia, racism likely companions, study shows – University of Cincinnati study of prejudicial attitudes of white males

Homophobia, racism likely companions, study shows – University of Cincinnati study of prejudicial attitudes of white males – Brief Article

Racial prejudice and homophobia seem to go hand in hand with White males, according to a recent study by a University of Cincinnati researcher.

The study of 369 White middle-class students in grades 3 through 11 found a statistical link between prejudice against Blacks and bias against gays.

Boys were more likely to have a negative perception about male homosexuals and there was a drop in their desire for Black friends as they got older, the study said.

In explaining the hostility White males hold for Blacks and gays, UC psychologist Janet Baker said, “Maybe it’s a matter of power and looking down on all the people you think are at the bottom.”

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