M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
African American youth; Race relations; Youth--United States
With adults such as sociologists, psychologists, public officials, and laypeople looking for answers into building more cordial racial relations, a key could be to see how white people's exposure to black culture facilitates such relationships. 65 white males between the age of 16-21 years old, who identified as preferring the music and clothing style of hip hop/r&b, were compared to 58 white males 16- 21 years old, who did not indicate such a preference.
The Morrison Scale of Attitudes on Black and White Relations (M.S.A.B.W.R.), which measures for comfort with integration, and the Anxiety of African Americans Scale were used. While the M.S.A.B.W.R. produced no significant difference, the target group scored significantly lower for fear on the A.A.A.S.
Turner, Troy, "The effects of music and clothing on youths' ideological development" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1895.