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NCJ Number: 168734 Find in a Library
Title: On the Basis of: The Changing Face of Harassment and Discrimination in the Academy
Journal: Women and Criminal Justice  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:1996  Pages:3-26
Author(s): S K Hippensteele; M Chesney-Lind; R Veniegas
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 24
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Nine hundred twenty-six students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa were surveyed in spring 1993 about their experiences of harassment and discrimination related to sex, race, and sexual orientation in the previous year.
Abstract: The participants represented a stratified random sample. Results revealed that despite the university's racial diversity, problems with racism, sexism, and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation were extensive. Nearly one in five students had been called names or insulted because of their race. Six percent of the male students had been physically threatened or attacked by a peer because of their race. Experiences of racial harassment were most pronounced among ethnic minorities that are also economically disadvantaged in the State. As many as 60 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students reported experiencing incidents of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. High numbers of females also reported a variety of experiences of sexual harassment. Many students also knew of the victimization of others. Findings also indicated that experiences of racism were gender-perpetrated as sexual harassment and sex discrimination against females and as physical intimidation and assaults against males at this university. Tables, note, and 47 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Discrimination against homosexuals; Hawaii; Higher education; Racial discrimination; Sex discrimination; Sexual harassment
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