HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: Discrimination is bad for your health-and your kids too

25 Feb

discrimination

There is no shortage of evidence that racism persists.  Despite the fact that science has demonstrated that racial groups are defined by society rather than biology, an individual’s experience from the moment they are born is colored by the color of their skin.  Recently, high profile incidents have focused attention on how people can be treated differently by authority figures.  However the majority of discrimination experiences are much more subtle.  In fact, subtle bias may actually be more mentally damaging than overt bias.  Subtle bias is able to “get under the skin” to influence physical health.

More information here:  http://theconversation.com/discrimination-is-bad-for-your-health-and-your-kids-too-36054

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