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We examined how system justification and system condemnation influence perceptions of system benefit among White Americans. We used the political and criminal justice systems, measuring the extent to which participants perceived differences in system benefit between Whites and Racial/Ethnic minorities. Our data was collected in 2016 through M-Turk and community sampling, and used only White participants. Using linear regression analysis, our results indicated the more participants justified the systems, the more they believed the systems benefited Whites and Racial/Ethnic minorities to a similar extent. The more participants condemned the systems, the more they believed the systems benefited Whites and Racial/Ethnic minorities to different extents.
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Undergraduate Student - Independent Study