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  • Title: Understanding the Role of Gender in Perceptions of Discrimination among Dominican Immigrants
  • Author(s): Beverly Araujo Dawson, Mayra Lopez Humphreys
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies
  • Keywords: Latino Immigrants, Discrimination, Gender
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2015
  • ISSN: 2324-7576 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2324-7584 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2324-7576/CGP/v10i03/53529
  • Citation: Araujo Dawson, Beverly, and Mayra Lopez Humphreys. 2015. "Understanding the Role of Gender in Perceptions of Discrimination among Dominican Immigrants." The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies 10 (3): 51-65. doi:10.18848/2324-7576/CGP/v10i03/53529.
  • Extent: 15 pages

Abstract

Little is known about the role that gender differences play in the reporting of discrimination among Latino/as. Using the intersectionality theory we explore the impact gender has on the perceptions of discrimination among 283 Dominican immigrant women. Variations in acculturation levels for both men and women are also explored. Overall, results support that Dominican males are significantly more likely to report experiencing discrimination compared to Dominican females; however, Dominican women high in acculturation were more likely to report discriminatory experiences. These findings have research and practice implications for our understanding of gender differences in perceptions of discrimination among an immigrant population.