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PIRES, Ana Maria Lacerda Teixeira  and  ALONSO, Fernando Molero. Racial prejudice in Brazil: new measures and perspectives. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2008, vol.20, n.2, pp.277-286. ISSN 0102-7182.

Two studies were performed. The first study was done in order to verify the validity of the scale of modern racism proposed by McCohahay, Hardee and Batts (1981) to measure the prejudiced attitudes in a sample of the Brazilian population. Questionnaires were applied in 206 students from two schools. The obtained data showed an acceptable reliability of the scale. Results show that the expression of prejudice declared by the African-Brazilians is relatively low. The second study examined the general perception of prejudice and discrimination on a sample of a black/mestizo population. The results show a moderate general perception of prejudice with this group but the frequency which they had been personally discriminated was low. We found differences between different ethnic groups and perceived personal discrimination.

Keywords : Modern racism; prejudice; discrimination.

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