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It’s only discrimination when they do it to us: When white men use ingroup-serving double standards in definitional boundaries of discrimination

West, Keon, Greenland, Katy, van Laar, Colette and Barnoth, Ditte 2022. It’s only discrimination when they do it to us: When white men use ingroup-serving double standards in definitional boundaries of discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology 10.1002/ejsp.2849

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Abstract

There is widespread agreement that discrimination is bad, but disagreement about how discrimination is defined and identified. Discrimination is sometimes defined narrowly (including only a restricted range of behaviours), and sometimes broadly (encompassing a wide range of behaviours). Three experiments (the latter 2 preregistered) found that White men define sexist discrimination (Study 1, N = 88) and racist discrimination (Study 2, N = 130; Study 3, N = 128) more narrowly when it was committed by their group against others and more broadly when it was directed against their group by others. Collective narcissism moderated (i.e., exacerbated) this effect in all three studies. However, when social dominance orientation was considered simultaneously, it emerged as the more reliable moderator (Study 3). These results highlight that definitions of discrimination are not static but employed flexibly depending on context and hierarchy-supporting motivations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISSN: 0046-2772
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 22 February 2022
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:41
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/150822

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