Development and Validation of Tools to Assess Genetic Discrimination and Genetically Based Racism

Roxanne L Parrott, Kami J Silk, Megan R Dillow, Janice L Krieger, Tina M Harris & Celeste M Condit
It is possible that communication from mass media, public health or consumer advertising sources about human genetics and health may reify stereotypes of racialized social groups, perhaps cueing or exacerbating discriminatory and racist attitudes. This research used a multifaceted approach to assess lay perceptions of genetic discrimination and genetically based racism (N=644). Two tools for use in strategic planning efforts associated with communicating about human genetics and health, the genetic discrimination instrument (GDI) and the...
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