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Is Sexual Racism Really Racism? Distinguishing Attitudes Toward Sexual Racism and Generic Racism Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, July 2015
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92 tweeters
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Title
Is Sexual Racism Really Racism? Distinguishing Attitudes Toward Sexual Racism and Generic Racism Among Gay and Bisexual Men
Published in
Archives of Sexual Behavior, July 2015
DOI 10.1007/s10508-015-0487-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Denton Callander, Christy E. Newman, Martin Holt

Abstract

Sexual racism is a specific form of racial prejudice enacted in the context of sex or romance. Online, people use sex and dating profiles to describe racialized attraction through language such as "Not attracted to Asians." Among gay and bisexual men, sexual racism is a highly contentious issue. Although some characterize discrimination among partners on the basis of race as a form of racism, others present it as a matter of preference. In May 2011, 2177 gay and bisexual men in Australia participated in an online survey that assessed how acceptably they viewed online sexual racism. Although the men sampled displayed diverse attitudes, many were remarkably tolerant of sexual racism. We conducted two multiple linear regression analyses to compare factors related to men's attitudes toward sexual racism online and their racist attitudes more broadly. Almost every identified factor associated with men's racist attitudes was also related to their attitudes toward sexual racism. The only differences were between men who identified as Asian or Indian. Sexual racism, therefore, is closely associated with generic racist attitudes, which challenges the idea of racial attraction as solely a matter of personal preference.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 97 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 26%
Student > Bachelor 19 20%
Student > Master 16 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Researcher 5 5%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 12 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 31 32%
Social Sciences 24 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Arts and Humanities 6 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 5%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 15 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 377. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 August 2020.
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#37,453
of 15,636,277 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#23
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Outputs of similar age
#585
of 233,290 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#1
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