Presentation Title

Ethnic Minority Allyship and Perceptions of Discrimination Against Blacks: The Role of Majority Group Friendships

Presenter Information

Danielle CrawfordFollow

Advisor Information

Carey S. Ryan

Location

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #306 - G

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

4-3-2022 10:15 AM

Abstract

Allyship between races has most commonly been studied in the context of White allies to the Black community. There has been little research done on allyship between ethnic minority groups. Similarly, research on intergroup contact has focused on the positive outcomes for majority group members involved in the contact. There has been much less consideration for the potential impact on minority group members. Intergroup contact is commonly known to improve intergroup relationships through the reduction of prejudice and intergroup anxiety for majority group members. The few studies that have examined the impact of intergroup contact on minority group members has found a reduction in collective social action to address structural inequalities faced by their larger group. The current study examines the nature of allyship between minority group members and possible factors impacting the nature of the allyship characteristics. Data was collected from Latino/a (n = 93) and South Asian (n = 97) participants in Prolific Academic assessing the strength of their ethnic group identities, the quality and quantity of their friendships with Whites, perceptions of discrimination towards their own group and Blacks in the U.S., perceived similarity of own experiences to those of Blacks, and allyship behaviors towards Blacks in the U.S.

Keywords: allies, allyship, intergroup contact, ethnic minority

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Ethnic Minority Allyship and Perceptions of Discrimination Against Blacks: The Role of Majority Group Friendships

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #306 - G

Allyship between races has most commonly been studied in the context of White allies to the Black community. There has been little research done on allyship between ethnic minority groups. Similarly, research on intergroup contact has focused on the positive outcomes for majority group members involved in the contact. There has been much less consideration for the potential impact on minority group members. Intergroup contact is commonly known to improve intergroup relationships through the reduction of prejudice and intergroup anxiety for majority group members. The few studies that have examined the impact of intergroup contact on minority group members has found a reduction in collective social action to address structural inequalities faced by their larger group. The current study examines the nature of allyship between minority group members and possible factors impacting the nature of the allyship characteristics. Data was collected from Latino/a (n = 93) and South Asian (n = 97) participants in Prolific Academic assessing the strength of their ethnic group identities, the quality and quantity of their friendships with Whites, perceptions of discrimination towards their own group and Blacks in the U.S., perceived similarity of own experiences to those of Blacks, and allyship behaviors towards Blacks in the U.S.

Keywords: allies, allyship, intergroup contact, ethnic minority