Racial Attitudes, Racial Prejudice, and Racial Politics


Course delves into work from sociology, social psychology, and political science to explore the development of racial attitudes, stereotypes, and prejudice. Consideration of the way race matters for attitudes and behavior among all racial and ethnic group members and how racial attitudes have changed over time, corresponding to massive social, legal, and political changes in the United States. Examines how individual racial attitudes affect political outcomes, how they relate to individual political preferences, and how they have influenced voting behavior historically and in the present day. Not open to students who have taken Political Science 172FS.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 239
Typically Offered