A Qualitative Analysis of Multiracial Students’ Experiences With Prejudice and Discrimination in CollegeJournal of College Student Development (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 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.
Publication DateFall September 1, 2016
Citation InformationSamuel 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/