A Post-Racial Society in Which Ethnic-Racial Discrimination Still Exists and Has Significant Consequences for Youths’ Adjustment

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor

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Abstract

Ethnic and racial minority youths in the United States are at risk for experiencing unfair treatment and other forms of marginalization based on their ethnic-racial background. The current article discusses the prevalence of perceived ethnic-racial discrimination among ethnic-racial minority children and adolescents in the United States, provides an overview of the potentially negative consequences of such experiences for youth, and explains how youths’ ethnic-racial identity may protect against the negative effects of ethnic-racial discrimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • African American
  • Asian American
  • children
  • discrimination
  • ethnic
  • Latino
  • Native American
  • racial
  • racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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