- Analia Albuja, Rutgers Univ.
- Diana Sanchez, Rutgers Univ.
Racial versus ethnic conceptualization of Latinos has important consequences. Across two studies, Latino participants who viewed Latinos as a race reported a stronger common identity, which in turn predicted greater perceptions of discrimination, greater importance of Latinos, and less similarity with Whites. A racialized view may alter group identity, with implications for intergroup relations.