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Repeated Experiences of Racism Most Damaging to Mental Health

(Manchester University) New research by University of Manchester academics has revealed for the first time how harmful repeated racial discrimination can be on mental and physical health.
Several studies have already linked racial discrimination to poor mental and physical health but no study has ever studied the impact numerous attacks over time have on a person's mental health…
In this research increased mental health problems were shown to be significantly higher among racial minorities who'd experienced repeated incidents of racial discrimination, when compared to ethnic minorities who did not report any experience of racism.
The study also found it was the fear of avoiding spaces and feeling unsafe due to racial discrimination that had the biggest cumulative effect on the mental health of ethnic minorities.
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