The Case Of Low Ses White Rappers Essay

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General Discussion
The current studies partially supported my hypotheses. As predicted, White individuals felt more betrayed by low SES plaintiffs than high SES plaintiffs, but only when the plaintiff also had a counter-stereotypical job (i.e., a rap musician). In the case of low SES White rappers, perceptions of racial ingroup betrayal led to a shorter suspension length, by a week, for the policeman involved in an altercation with the plaintiff, compared to high SES White rappers. This result suggests that incidents between the police and low SES White people who have counter-stereotypical jobs might be more likely to occur in the future. The reduced suspension length for the policeman might send an implicit message that it is acceptable to mistreat counter-stereotypical Whites. I found no such effect when the plaintiff had a stereotypical profession (i.e., a professor).
When I analyzed both African Americans and Hispanics together, there was no interaction of SES and Job Stereotypicality on racial ingroup betrayal. However, there was an effect of Job Stereotypicality on racial ingroup betrayal, but not SES. Counter to predictions, African-American and Hispanic participants felt more betrayed by athletes (basketball players for African Americans, baseball players for Hispanics) than by professors. When I analyzed the data from only Hispanic participants, the same results held, such that participants felt more betrayed by a plaintiff with a stereotypical job (a baseball…

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