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A Qualitative Analysis of Multiracial Students’ Experiences With Prejudice and Discrimination in College
Journal of College Student Development (2016)
  • Samuel D Museus
  • Susan A Lambe Sariñana
  • April L Yee, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tom Robinson, University of Massachusetts Boston
Abstract
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 7 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) exoticization, and (g) pathologizing of multi-racial individuals. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Keywords
  • multiracial,
  • prejudice,
  • dicrimination,
  • college,
  • diversity,
  • mixed-race
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall September 1, 2016
Citation Information
Samuel D Museus, Susan A Lambe Sariñana, April L Yee and Tom Robinson. "A Qualitative Analysis of Multiracial Students’ Experiences With Prejudice and Discrimination in College" Journal of College Student Development Vol. 57 Iss. 6 (2016) p. 680 - 697
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/samuel_museus/108/