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American community (Lewis, 2003). African Americans are two-

thirds less likely than Caucasians to be college graduates.

Education appears to positively correlate to a greater

acceptance of differences in others, more liberal sexual

outlooks, and an increase in the amount of interactions people

have with gay men and lesbians; therefore, it is speculated that

African Americans should tend to be less accepting of

homosexuals (Lewis, 2003).

Scores on the ATLG Scale decrease as respondent educational

level increases; thus, education is negatively correlated with

homophobia as rated by the ATLG (Herek, 2002a). Attempting to

define at exactly what level of education differences in

homophobia begins, college education appears to serve as a

division point as research indicates that heterosexuals with a

college degree hold significantly more favorable attitudes and

less prejudice about homosexuals than do those with less

education (Herek & Capitanio, 1995).

Perhaps education itself isn’t significant without

educational experiences rich in sexual orientation issues, which

has been correlated with lower degrees of homophobia (Hoffmann &

Bakken, 2001). However, research on social workers hasn’t been

able to support this correlation (Berkman & Zinberg, 1997).

Clearly, there is much conflicting data that suggests the need

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