Discrimination Directed Toward Conservative Women

28 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2018 Last revised: 29 May 2018

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Hal R. Arkes

Ohio State University - Department of Psychology

George W. Dent

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: February 20, 2018

Abstract

In two investigations White conservative women and African American conservative women were surveyed with regard to perceived discrimination toward each of their multiple minority categories. Both studies yielded the same results: (1) White women rated perceived discrimination toward their conservative political viewpoint significantly higher than that toward their gender; (2) Among African American conservative women the perceived discrimination toward their race was rated higher than that toward either their political viewpoint or their gender, which did not differ significantly from each other; (3) perceived discrimination on any dimension was not related to whether one was currently in college (or very recently graduated) versus whether one had graduated between 1 and 10 years earlier (Study 1) or between 5 and 10 years earlier (Study 2).

Keywords: discrimination, racism, sexism, political viewpoint, conservatism

JEL Classification: D63

Suggested Citation

Arkes, Hal R. and Dent, George W., Discrimination Directed Toward Conservative Women (February 20, 2018). Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3127004 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3127004

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