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From hierarchy to rivalry: Asian candidate evaluation in changing racial contexts

Title
From hierarchy to rivalry: Asian candidate evaluation in changing racial contexts
Authors
Go, Min Hee
Ewha Authors
고민희
SCOPUS Author ID
고민희scopus
Issue Date
2019
Journal Title
ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN
1367-2223JCR Link

1467-839XJCR Link
Citation
ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 333 - 344
Keywords
American politicsAsian Americanscandidate evaluation
Publisher
WILEY
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Existing studies on candidate evaluation have posited that racial cues would invoke negative attitudes toward outgroups, thus lowering support for minority candidates. However, recent studies have found that even implicit racial cues show no negative effect but actually work positively in favor of the minority candidates. In this study, I explore this puzzle by setting up a survey experiment that pairs an Asian candidate against competitors with varying racial backgrounds. Consistent with the existing evidence, I found that White voters tend to support an Asian candidate to a greater degree than a co-ethnic, White competitor. However, departing from the previous studies that have explained this tendency as a reward for model minority, I argue that such a pattern is associated with reaffirming Whites' ingroup identity in a racial hierarchy by compensating minorities. When the apparent racial hierarchy-White versus non-White-is replaced with a minority-only context, Whites no longer need to favor an Asian candidate and divide their support more evenly to the two minority candidates. I further show that this tendency is moderated by the intensity of their ingroup attitudes.
DOI
10.1111/ajsp.12379
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