Are Patriots Bigots? An Inquiry into the Vices of In-group Pride
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One view in the study of intergroup conflict is that pride implies prejudice. However, an increasing number of scholars have come to view in-group pride more benignly, suggesting that pride can be accompanied by a full range of feelings toward the out-group. In this paper, we focus on a substantively interesting case of ingroup/ out-group attitudes – national pride and hostility towards immigrants. We explore the relationship in two fundamental ways: first by examining the prejudice associated with various dimensions of pride, and second by embedding these relationships in a comprehensive model of prejudice. We find that national pride is most validly measured with two dimensions – patriotism and nationalism – two dimensions that have very different relationships with prejudice. While nationalists have a strong predilection for hostility towards immigrants, patriots show no more prejudice than does the average citizen.
Citationde Figuredo, Rui and Zachary Elkins. “Are Patriots Bigots? An Inquiry into the Vices of In-group Pride.” 2003. American Journal of Political Science 47: 171-188.
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