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Stigma, Identity, and Intersectionality
Sexual Minority People of Color: Racism & Homophobia
Kenya Crawford, Ed.M. and Brandon L. Velez, Ph.D.
This study was a mixed methods investigation of the roles of racism and heterosexism in the lives of sexual minority people of color. The quantitative portion of the study tests the associations of multiple characteristics of discrimination (frequency, scope, and bases) with negative and positive mental health outcomes. Qualitative data focused on deriving an in-depth understanding of the ways that sexual minority people of color perceive the discrimination they experience.
Disrupting the Discrimination-Distress Link: The Moderating Role of Bicultural Self-Efficacy for Latinxs
Robert A. Cox Jr., M.A., & Brandon L. Velez, Ph.D.
The present study employed a stress-coping model to better understand the relationship between levels of perceived discrimination for Latinx individuals and mental health outcomes (psychological distress and psychological well-being). Specifically, study authors investigated direct discrimination-distress and well-being relationships and the ability of bicultural self-efficacy to disrupt those relationships above and beyond the ability of acculturation. It is hypothesized that individuals with high levels of bicultural self-efficacy will report higher levels of psychological well-being and lower levels of psychological distress in the face of ethnic discrimination than will individuals who report lower levels of bicultural self-efficacy. Implications for research and practice will be discussed.