Study Links Discrimination, Blacks’ Risk of Mental Disorders – Higher Education

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The four types of discrimination that the study identified are disrespectful, condescending, character-based, and hostile discrimination. The findings are based on a sample of 4,462 African American and Caribbean Blacks between 18 and 65 years of age.

Though 83 percent of respondents reported experiencing some form of discrimination in the past year, the effects of discrimination worsen on a sort of sliding scale. The more frequently an individual reported experiencing all forms of discrimination, the more likely that individual was to also report mental health issues and other disorders.

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