Racial discrimination pervades almost every aspect of American life, but little is known regarding the potential differences in discrimination experienced across racial groups. With funding from a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Dr. Linda Zou and her students will examine the impact of racial group membership and racial stereotyping on two different types of discrimination, referred to as exploitation and exclusion. They will also examine the possibly diverging motivations underlying these types of discrimination, and the role of these types of discrimination in maintaining stereotypes and inequality. This research will reveal the beliefs and motivations underlying discrimination faced by members of different racial and ethnic minority groups, which may aid in individual, community, and organizational anti-discrimination efforts. The National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award is a prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.