An Intersectional Approach to Black/White Interracial Interactions: The Roles of Gender and Sexual Orientation

An Intersectional Approach to Black/White Interracial Interactions: The Roles of Gender and... Although researchers have long advocated taking an intersectional approach in order to better understand how race, gender, and other social identities influence social experiences, this approach is only beginning to take hold in the interracial interaction literature. This paper describes the importance of considering gender (as well as other social identities, such as sexual orientation) in addition to race in the context of Black/White interracial interactions in the United States. The role of prior experience is discussed (i.e., encounters with prejudice at the intersection of race and gender, gender differences in the content of racial stereotypes, and the sometimes-conflicting messages of racial and gender socialization). The ways in which gender and racial identities interact with situational aspects of interracial interactions are also considered. Finally, the current representation of gender in the interracial interaction literature is reviewed, and recommendations for future research are provided, including techniques for recruiting racial minority participants. Sex Roles Springer Journals

An Intersectional Approach to Black/White Interracial Interactions: The Roles of Gender and Sexual Orientation

Sex Roles , Volume 68 (12) – Dec 14, 2011

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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