Many potential employers of inner-city African-American men believe that African-American men have poor work attitudes. The investigations reported here attempted to evaluate the veridicality of this assumption. The responses of African-American men who utilize a soup-kitchen were compared with college men on a variety of attitude measures, as well as on their reactions to a scenario about a man who worked for an unfair boss and quit in response. Generally, little support for the view that innercity, African-Americans men have a predilection to presume prejudice or unfairness, or to render a favorable evaluation of quitting under unfair conditions, was found.
Littrell, Jill and Beck, Elizabeth
"Do Inner-City, African-American Males Exhibit "Bad Attitudes" toward Work?,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 27
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol27/iss2/2