New Research Brief on Racial and Ethnic Discrimination on Adolescents’ Well-Being by Aprile D. Benner.

Thu, September 27, 2018
New Research Brief on Racial and Ethnic Discrimination on Adolescents’ Well-Being by Aprile D. Benner.
Impact of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination on the Well-Being of Adolescents.

Racial and ethnic disparities, or the differences between minorities and whites, are common across multiple domains in the United States. For example, compared to whites, African Americans and Latinx* individuals have, on average, worse educational performance and lower educational attainment, lower labor force participation, and higher rates of teenage pregnancy, poverty, and morbidity and mortality. Asian Americans also face disadvantages that leave them vulnerable to mistreatment. In addition to the stereotype of being “model minorities” who are expected as a group to excel academically, Asian Americans are often viewed as “perpetual foreigners,” even if they and their families were born in the U.S.

Read the full brief here.

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