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Monday, July 8, 2013

The most ‘prejudiced’ states...some surprising results

Where at least 75% of non-blacks are more prejudiced than the U.S. average....
"Law professors at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Connecticut have created an estimate of prejudice using survey data from 2008. The National Annenberg Election Survey asked people to rank the intelligence, trustworthiness and work effort of different groups of people, on a scale from 0 to 100. Christopher S. Elmendorf and Douglas M. Spencer estimated prejudice based on how people rate their own ethnic group, compared with how they rate blacks. “It may be argued that Virginia and perhaps South Carolina should not be covered, but the rest of the covered states in the Deep South top the list of the most prejudiced states by anti-black stereotyping,” the professors found."

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/23/us/voting-rights-act-map.html?_r=1&