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Black women as a group are more often lumped in with Black men than with women as a whole, suggests research in Translational Issues in Psychological Science. In an online study, researchers asked 1,063 people whether 41 positive or negative stereotypical characteristics described different races or genders. Some participants were asked about stereotypes regarding just men and women or just Black people and white people, while others were asked about a combination of race and gender. The typical Black woman was found to be more similar to the typical Black man than the typical white woman was to the typical white man. On the other hand, the typical Black woman was found to be quite distinct from the typical woman, whereas the typical white woman was found to be incredibly similar to the typical woman. The researchers suggest this lack of distinction from Black men may result in antiracist and feminist movements failing to sufficiently advocate for Black women. (Monitor on Psychology)

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