Feminist Attitudes Among African American Women and Men

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Andrea G. Hunter, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Research on the intersection of race and gender suggests that for African Americans, racial inequality is more salient than gender inequality. However theoretical perspectives on the multiplicative effects of status positions and "outsider within" models suggest that minority group membership can be a catalyst for the development of feminist attitudes. This article examines three issues central to feminism: (1) recognition and critique of gender inequality, (2) egalitarian gender roles, and (3) political activism for the rights of women. The authors found that support for feminist ideology was common for both African American women and men, although the level of support varied depending on the issue and by gender Factors predicting the endorsement of feminist ideology also varied depending on the issue and by gender The authors found partial support for the race saliency hypothesis, but there was also evidence of the multiplicative effects of status positions on African Americans feminist attitudes.

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Language: English
Date: 1998
Feminist Ideology, Race, African Americans, Gender Roles

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