Marta Stragà, Valentina Piccoli, Rosandra Coladonato, Davide Zotti, Mauro Bianchi, Andrea Carnaghi

Race can be sexually oriented: The intersection between Asian/Black and Heterosexual/Homosexual categories

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Keywords: race, sexual orientation, intersectionality, stereotype.

Based on previous studies showing that Black men are conflated with masculinity more than Asian men, we hypothesized that Black men were processed as more heterosexual than Asian men. In Study 1, we found that Black men, compared to Asian men, were rated as more masculine and more heterosexual. In Study 2, by using an implicit paradigm (paper-and-pencil IAT), we showed that Black men were more strongly associated with heterosexuals than Asian men. These studies contribute to the debate on how different categories intersect, suggesting that intervention aimed at enhancing the visibility of racial groups within sexual minorities is needed.

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