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Racialized Masculinities

The term racialized masculinities describes the intersection of masculinity and race. The phrase is often used by scholars and others to describe the behaviors, styles, and identities of cisgender men of color. Yet, trans masculinities taken on by a broader range of individuals who are not cis men are also racialized. A critical examination of whiteness indicates that white masculinities are racialized masculinities as well. Resources and privilege that often accrue to masculinity in a heteropatriarchal culture play out differently according to race, as well as class, sexuality, and ability. Differential experiences of safety in public spaces and material outcomes in the workplace illustrate how Black and Latinx trans masculinities, as well as other trans masculinities of color, do not necessarily confer the same advantages ...

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