Intersecting race and gender stereotypes: Implications for group-level attitudes

Curtis E. Phills*, Amanda Williams, Jennifer M. Wolff, Ashley Smith, Rachel Arnold, Katelyn Felegy, M. Ellen Kuenzig

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Two studies examined the relationship between explicit stereotyping and prejudice by investigating how stereotyping of minority men and women may be differentially related to prejudice. Based on research and theory related to the intersectional invisibility hypothesis (Purdie-Vaughns & Eibach, 2008), we hypothesized that stereotyping of minority men would be more strongly related to prejudice than stereotyping of minority women. Supporting our hypothesis, in both the United Kingdom (Study 1) and the United States (Study 2), when stereotyping of Black men and women were entered into the same regression model, only stereotyping of Black men predicted prejudice. Results were inconsistent in regard to South Asians and East Asians. Results are discussed in terms of the intersectional invisibility hypothesis (Purdie-Vaughns & Eibach, 2008) and the gendered nature of the relationship between stereotyping and attitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1184
Number of pages13
JournalGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations
Issue number8
Early online date13 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

Structured keywords

  • SoE Centre for Psychological Approaches for Studying Education


  • attitudes
  • gendered race
  • intersectionality
  • prejudice
  • stereotyping


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