In such a delicate political climate the complete acceptance of legal immigrants in the United States seems too often to be a challenge carried to many native-born Americans. Feelings of displeasure, annoyance and anger are repeatedly cultivated by many American citizens towards immigrants. News media and social media platforms have displayed this kind of negative behavior towards legal immigrants, in which they are often accused of “stealing jobs,” “trying to suppress a certain ethnic population,” or “infesting” the area. This study analyzes the political-psychological reason behind this learned reaction, while focusing on factors that have sponsored this level of intolerance and behavior.
Dr. Melinda R. Tarsi, Thesis Advisor
Dr. Kevin P. Donnelly, Committee Member
Dr. Rachel Navarre, Committee Member
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Original document was submitted as an Honors Program requirement. Copyright is held by the author.
Ankomah, Mary. (2020). The Case of the Melting Pot: How Does Opinion Bias Affect One’s Understanding of Immigration in the US?. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 319. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/319
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