More Than Meets the Eye: An Ecological Perspective on Homophobia within the Black America

  title={More Than Meets the Eye: An Ecological Perspective on Homophobia within the Black America},
  author={Anthony Buttaro and Juan Battle},
  journal={Black Women, Gender \& Families},
  pages={ - }
Through secondary data analysis of a semiquota sample of residents in an urban city, this study takes an ecological theoretical approach to explore the impact that individual, structural, and environmental characteristics have on the level of homophobic attitudes within the black community. We found a positive association between concepts reproducing the social-moral bonds and levels of homophobia. Conversely, we found that a liberal mentality about life and a disenfranchisement from the sexist… 

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