Identification and racism/discrimination
We explore perceived discrimination as a critical factor in our ability to navigate our multicultural identities using a mixed-methods approach. Qualitative findings demonstrated that experiences with explicit racism and implicit racism/microaggressions are at the foreground in multiculturals’ identity negotiation. Using a large, diverse sample of multiculturals (Yampolsky & Amiot, 2016), bootstrap mediation tests revealed that discrimination predicted compartmentalizing our cultural identities, and that greater stress mediated the relationship between discrimination and compartmentalization. We are continuing to examine this complex relationship and the diverse factors that are at play.