ERIC Number: EJ1113355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
A Qualitative Analysis of Multiracial Students' Experiences with Prejudice and Discrimination in College
Museus, Samuel D.; Lambe Sariñana, Susan A.; Yee, April L.; Robinson, Thomas E.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n6 p680-697 Sep 2016
Mixed-race persons constitute a substantial and growing population in the United States. We examined multiracial college students' experiences with prejudice and discrimination in college with conducted focus group interviews with 12 mixed-race participants and individual interviews with 22 mixed-race undergraduates to understand how they experienced prejudice and discrimination during their college careers. Analysis revealed 8 types of multiracial prejudice and discrimination which were confirmed by individual interviews: (a) racial essentialization, (b) invalidation of racial identities, (c) external imposition of racial identities, (d) racial exclusion and marginalization, (e) challenges to racial authenticity, (f) suspicion of chameleons, (g) exoticization, and (h) pathologizing of multiracial individuals. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Experience, Multiracial Persons, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, College Students, Focus Groups, Interviews, Racial Identification, Student Attitudes
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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