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    Intersecting race and gender stereotypes

    Implications for group-level attitudes


    Phills, CE, Williams, A, Wolff, JM, Smith, A, Arnold, R, Felegy, K & Kuenzig, ME, 2018, ‘Intersecting race and gender stereotypes: Implications for group-level attitudes’. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, vol 21., pp. 1172-1184


    Two studies examined the relationship between explicit stereotyping and prejudice by investigating how stereotyping of minority men and women may be differentially related to prejudice. Based on research and theory related to the intersectional invisibility hypothesis (Purdie-Vaughns & Eibach, 2008), we hypothesized that stereotyping of minority men would be more strongly related to prejudice than stereotyping of minority women. Supporting our hypothesis, in both the United Kingdom (Study 1) and the United States (Study 2), when stereotyping of Black men and women were entered into the same regression model, only stereotyping of Black men predicted prejudice. Results were inconsistent in regard to South Asians and East Asians. Results are discussed in terms of the intersectional invisibility hypothesis (Purdie-Vaughns & Eibach, 2008) and the gendered nature of the relationship between stereotyping and attitudes.

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