Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

The Formation and Causes of Asian Teenagers’ Implicit Racial Attitude between White and Black People


Wenyang Zhang * 1

1 Beijing No.4 High School International Campus

Corresponding Author

Wenyang Zhang


teenagers, white and black people, Asian, implicit racial attitudes


From the former investigation, the racial attitudes form at a very young age. Children can distinguish people from other races, and give their preference on appearance and behavior. When people are teenagers, their attitudes are firstly form, and that will accompany with them for a long time. I notice that different people have different extent of racial attitudes. Some of them have a strong preference toward a particular group of people, and some of them have slightly preference to them. That shows the racial implicit attitudes are not congenital, and there must be some factors in their lives which influence people’s attitudes. In this investigation, I use IAT test and interview to investigate the reason of the formation of implicit racial attitudes of the teenagers. In conclusion, we find that personal experience, facial phenotypes and skin tone, relative social class between own race and target one are three main reasons to the formation of implicit racial attitudes.


Wenyang Zhang. The Formation and Causes of Asian Teenagers’ Implicit Racial Attitude between White and Black People. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 265-269. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021212.


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