Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Racism Leading to Bad Health

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I recently came across an article that stated that ignoring incidents of racism that are intended towards you can lead to an increase in distress in your life. It found that any sort of racism, whether it be ignoring, being ridiculed, or treated differently can have major affects on the well-being of any individual. From a very young age we are often taught to simply ignore what others say about us if we don’t agree with it but this study clearly shows that this is not any sort of solution to the problem. When these people ignore the racism, they can make themselves feel worse, thus amplifying the affect of the distress. I feel as though this goes to show that racism should be an issue that should be dealt with immediately as opposed to putting it in the back of your mind to allow it to really sink in.

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Written by mvmia16

April 5, 2010 at 5:58 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Shoot, if this is true I am going to be real messed up when i am older. Whether racists comments or what not increase your stres level, it still doesn’t matter to me. Racist comments are wrong and don’t need to be.

    jeanliiping

    April 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm

  2. athough this is sad.. I do believe this is true. Being told that you cant do something or things are different because of the color of your skin can cause depression and for some could cause them to be suicidal

    gwendo89

    April 7, 2010 at 1:54 am

  3. this was a really good correlation between race and health. Racial comments can cause people to feel pain and lower their self-esteem which over time can lead to increased depression and eventually sickness.

    bmcdaniel91

    April 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm


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