ERIC Number: EJ1003620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
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The Marginalized "Model" Minority: An Empirical Examination of the Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans
Xu, Jun; Lee, Jennifer C.
Social Forces, v91 n4 p1363-1397 Jun 2013
In this article, we propose a shift in race research from a one-dimensional hierarchical approach to a multidimensional system of racial stratification. Building upon Claire Kim's (1999) racial triangulation theory, we examine how the American public rates Asians relative to blacks and whites along two dimensions of racial stratification: racial valorization and civic acceptance/ostracism. Using selected years from the General Social Survey, our analyses provide support for the multidimensional racial triangulation perspective as opposed to a singular hierarchical approach, although findings do not match all predictions by the racial triangulation thesis. Our results also suggest that on average whites are more likely than blacks to have more favorable views of the relative positions of Asians, particularly for family commitment, nonviolence and wealth, but blacks are more likely to assume racially egalitarian views than do whites.
Descriptors: Race, Asian Americans, Whites, Mixed Methods Research, Sex Role, Disadvantaged, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Social Theories, Surveys, Prediction, Racial Attitudes, Cultural Traits, African Americans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Social Survey