The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes

@article{Pedulla2014ThePC,
  title={The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes},
  author={David S. Pedulla},
  journal={Social Psychology Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={77},
  pages={75 - 94}
}
  • David S. Pedulla
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Social Psychology Quarterly
How do marginalized social categories, such as being black and gay, combine with one another in the production of discrimination? While much extant research assumes that combining marginalized social categories results in a “double disadvantage,” I argue that in the case of race and sexual orientation the opposite may be true. This article posits that stereotypes about gay men as effeminate and weak will counteract common negative stereotypes held by whites that black men are threatening and… 

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