Ethnic Ambiguity vs. Racial Ambiguity: The Chameleon Experience of Multiethnic Individuals

Ethnic Ambiguity vs. Racial Ambiguity: The Chameleon Experience of Multiethnic Individuals Poster Presentation by Jennifer Wu, M.A. at the Annual Ph.D. Poster Session at California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco May 8, 2017 For a PDF version of my poster presentation, please click on the following link to download the file:Continue reading “Ethnic Ambiguity vs. Racial Ambiguity: The Chameleon Experience of Multiethnic Individuals”

Participants’ Definitions of Racial Ambiguity

“I think it means that when someone looks at you, they can’t automatically…tell what you are by your physical appearance…?” “I think racial ambiguity is when you don’t fit neatly into the categories that people grew up like internalizing because race is a construct, it’s not real, but we’ve made up these categories. And whenContinue reading “Participants’ Definitions of Racial Ambiguity”

Participants’ Definitions of Ethnic Ambiguity

“Similar I guess to racial ambiguity but with race, it’s more clear that there’s only a handful of races versus ethnicities, you can be lots of different things.” “It’s a little bit special to the U.S. I don’t think a lot of other countries would have the same immigrant culture. I’ve seen a tradition ofContinue reading “Participants’ Definitions of Ethnic Ambiguity”

Researcher’s Definitions of Ethnic Ambiguity and Racial Ambiguity

Ethnic Ambiguity: Uncertainty or inexactness of one’s ethnicity/ethnicities or ethnic background/identity Based more on cultural factors Racial Ambiguity: Uncertainty or inexactness of one’s race/races or racial background/identity Based more on physical appearance and phenotype