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The Impact of Negative Parasocial and Vicarious Contact with Refugees in the Media on Attitudes toward Refugees: Mass Communication and Society: Vol 23, No 2
Contact with members of outgroups is an important factor for ingroup members’ attitudes toward these groups. Ingroup members can also come into contact with outgroups in the media. This media contact can take different forms: parasocial contact, when the audience simply observes outgroups; or vicarious contact, when ingroup audience members witness fellow ingroup members interacting with outgroups. However, extant research does not test whether these two forms of media contact differ in their effects on outgroup attitudes. In addition, we lack empirical evidence on the negative media contact effects and the role of predispositions, such as previous personal contact with outgroups. In two experiments, we test the differential effects of negative parasocial and vicarious contact on audience members who differ in their previous personal contact with refugees. The results show that negative parasocial and vicarious contact increase negative outgroup attitudes (Studies 1 & 2). While study 1 shows that negative vicarious contact results in more negative attitudes toward refugees, especially for people with no or little contact, a replication study does not corroborate this finding. Overall, negative parasocial and vicarious contact with refugees increase prejudice toward refugees. Personal contact does not inoculate individuals against this mediated contact effect.
Research  immigration 
3 days ago by paulbradshaw
The Age of Mass Migration: contrasting economic and political effects | Microeconomic Insights
"promoting the cultural assimilation of immigrants and reducing the (actual or perceived) distance between immigrants and natives may be at least as important as addressing the potential economic effects of immigration."
integrate  culture  language  immigration  study 
4 days ago by dandv
Judge Reverses Convictions of Activists Who Left Water for Migrants - The New York Times
A federal judge found that four volunteers with the group “No More Deaths” were acting on their religious beliefs when they left food and water for migrants in the desert.
nytimes  tucson  arizona  usa  border  immigration  nomoredeaths  mexico  law  fascism  activism  rad 
4 days ago by ceargaest
The government has learned its Windrush lesson — it can deport who it likes
For people on the receiving end of that toughness, what they experience is cruelty. This isn’t peripheral to how the UK immigration system functions; it is central to it. It is in detention centres, rat-infested asylum accommodation run by private contractors, dispersal schemes, immigration fees. But it also spans this country’s history, from the deeply antisemitic Aliens Act 1905 to the unequivocally racist Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1968. “This is not a glitch in the system”, wrote Gary Younge in these pages about the Windrush scandal. “It is the system.”
by:MayaGoodfellow  from:CommentIsFree  immigration  race  politics  geo:UnitedKingdom  deportation 
4 days ago by owenblacker
Two years after Windrush, we’re deporting people who’ve only known Britain as home
Like Tayjay, many of those scheduled to be deported on tomorrow’s charter flight to Jamaica are more British than they are Jamaican. It is impossible to get a complete picture of who will be in the final 50, as there is no transparency from the Home Office, but I know of at least five people who arrived in the UK as children as young as two, five, seven and 11. I know of one man who was born in the UK to a Windrush generation mum. Six detainees had indefinite leave to remain in the UK – and a number of them could have received British citizenship as children but were unable to afford the high fees.

If this flight goes ahead, at least 41 British children will be deprived of their fathers. What problems will this create in their own lives? And who exactly is splitting up families supposed to help?

Every single one of the men has already served the sentence the judge deemed appropriate for their crime. Each has endured additional time in immigration detention centres. And now these men will receive a third punishment – complete ostracisation from their communities – which in some cases could become a death sentence. The Guardian revealed that at least five people had been killed after being deported to Jamaica since the Windrush scandal was exposed.
by:DavidLammy  from:CommentIsFree  race  immigration  geo:UnitedKingdom  colonialism  HomeOffice 
5 days ago by owenblacker

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