Bachelor of Arts
James Walsh, Co-Chair
Race, Women, Men, Conservative
This study explores the relationship between race and attitudes toward women, with a specific emphasis on class dynamics. Data is collected through surveys of black and white men in the town of Oberlin, Ohio. No racial differences are found on the overall attitude scale. In addition, when the variables are broken down into three categories; domestic, social and, political/leadership roles, racial differences are found only concerning social variables. Black men are found to hold significantly more traditional attitudes on the social scale than white men. Both black and white men respond less conservatively on the political attitudinal scale as compared to the social or domestic scales. Implications and recommendations for women's movements are discussed.
Chambers, Julie, "The Association Between Racial Group and Levels of Conservatism Concerning Attitudes Toward Women" (1994). Honors Papers. 546.