Victim Blaming in Rape: Effects of Victim and Perpetrator Race, Type of Rape, and Participant Racism

  title={Victim Blaming in Rape: Effects of Victim and Perpetrator Race, Type of Rape, and Participant Racism},
  author={William H. George and Lorraine J. Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={110 - 119}
Stereotypes about Black sexuality fostered hypotheses that racial factors and racism influence rape victim blaming. Predominantly White and Asian college students (170 men, 162 women) completed the Modern Racism Scale and evaluated a rape vignette varying victim race, perpetrator race, and rape type. As predicted, racial factors determined victim blaming. Compared to intraracial rapes, interracial rapes were less uniformly judged as “definitely rape” and were judged as having more culpable and… 

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