Understanding the Role of Gender in Perceptions of Discrimination among Dominican Immigrants

By Beverly Araujo Dawson and Mayra Lopez Humphreys.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

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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.

Keywords: Latino Immigrants, Discrimination, Gender

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.51-65. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 6, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 452.059KB)).

Beverly Araujo Dawson

Professor, Social Work, Adelphi University, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Mayra Lopez Humphreys

Assistant Professor, Social Work, Nyack College, New York, New York, USA