Racist prejudices in different contexts. Differences between rural and urban environments

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Juana Maria Anguita Acero
Oscar Navarro Martinez
Angel Luis Gonzalez Olivares
Monica di Martino


The purpose of this research is to analyse the presence of racist prejudices in response to certain statements in two different contexts, namely, a rural environment and an urban environment. A questionnaire was prepared using nine statements in respect to real situations of preconceived ideas regarding certain minority groups of society. Specifically, these situations refer to gypsies, Blacks, immigrants, Moroccans, beggars, refugees from Latin America or handicapped persons. The questionnaire was given to university students, who were asked to assess the racist characteristics of each statement on a scale of 1–4. The results obtained show certain differences that are detected between the two contexts in respect to participants’ perception of prejudice. The conclusion is that the presence of racist prejudices is very similar in the two contexts in which the research was carried out, with a high correlation between students’ answers.

Keywords: Prejudices, university students, urban, rural


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Acero, J., Martinez, O., Olivares, A., & Martino, M. (2019). Racist prejudices in different contexts. Differences between rural and urban environments. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 21-29. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v6i1.4151