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The American Dream narrative suggests that anyone who works hard can succeed in America, while the systemic racism narrative argues that America is a racist country where minorities are systematically held back. Is.

Based on the survey the study I Analysis of social problems and public policy have found that these narratives predict individuals’ support for the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump or Joe Biden, above and beyond more traditional political views.

In a follow-up experiment in which participants were exposed to news clips of immigrant deaths at the border, whites decreased their belief in the American Dream and increased their beliefs in systemic racism, while Latinos Individuals grew and lost their belief in the American Dream. His beliefs in systematic racism.

The researchers noted that the findings may help explain support for the Republican Party among Latino voters.

“For Latino immigrants, the narrative of the American Dream offers a path to American culture as well as financial stability. The narrative of the American Dream is one of strength and hope when faced with the sacrifices of immigrants crossing borders. becomes the means.” said corresponding author Ella Ben Hagai, Ph.D., of California State University.

“One possible reason why white participants did not increase their agreement with the American Dream but endorsed the view of America as a systemic racist country may be that when they cross the border Those who know about the death of immigrants have a psychological need to feel moral.”

More information:
Immigrant Deaths at the Border: Do They Affect White and Latino Americans’ Belief in the American Dream? Analysis of social problems and public policy (2024). DOI: 10.1111/asap.12382 onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/asap.12382

Reference: Do Immigrant Deaths at the Border Affect White and Latino Americans’ Belief in the American Dream? (2024, February 21) Retrieved February 21, 2024 from https://phys.org/news/2024-02-immigrant-deaths-border-white-latinx.html

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