Behavior: How It Looks to Blacks

If whites have prejudices about blacks, blacks also have many fixed notions about whites. This much is clear from that part of the special TIME-Harris poll (see page 28) that examines stereotypes blacks have about the white society.

More than four out of five blacks polled think that whites consider Negroes inferior. Two-thirds of the blacks believe whites to be scared that blacks are better people than they are. Nearly the same number—63%—feel that whites today regret having abolished black slavery.

Other black beliefs: whites give blacks a break only when forced to (77% agreed with that proposition); white men secretly want black...

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