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For my project, I would like to better understand the contact zone between people of different privileges.  Many people have specific privileges, like having a sexual identity, gender identity, race or religion that is welcomed by our current american society. I want to examine the similarities between people who have differing factors for which they are discriminated.  I am taking a health psychology class and we learned that people have different health reactions to stress - studies have even shown that black people are at a higher risk for high blood pressure or heart disease.  I want to study these contact zones and find similarities between people because of the fact that they face discrimination, even if the discrimination is for different factors like race, religion, gender, and sexuality.