Perceived discrimination in the context of multiple group memberships

Shana Levin, Stacey Sinclair, Rosemary C. Veniegas, Pamela L. Taylor

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This study examined the joint impact of gender and ethnicity on expectations of general discrimination against oneself and one's group. According to the double-jeopardy hypothesis, women of color will expect to experience more general discrimination than men of color, White women, and While men because they belong to both a low-status ethnic group and a low-status gender group. Alternatively, the ethnic-prominence hypothesis predicts that ethnic-minority women will not differ from ethnic-minority men in their expectations of general discrimination because these expectations will be influenced more by perceptions of ethnic discrimination, which they share with men of color, than by perceptions of gender discrimination. All results were consistent with the ethnic-prominence hypothesis rather than the double-jeopardy hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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